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Roots Hall 3rd August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Southend Southend United vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Southend 1

B Corr (15)

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Corr gives Argyle early trouble

Last Updated: 03/08/13 6:30pm

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Barry Corr: Netted the winning goal

Barry Corr: Netted the winning goal

Barry Corr's early goal secured Southend a hard-fought 1-0 win against Plymouth at Roots Hall.

The Irish striker, who came close to joining Burton during the summer, reacted sharply in the 15th minute as he slotted home from close range after Marc Laird's low shot had been saved by Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

Southend, whose victory ended a run of 10 home games without a win, came close to doubling their lead in the second half when Freddy Eastwood had a deflected 25-yard free-kick tipped wide of the post by McCormick.

The Argyle goalkeeper then did well to block a low shot from Laird with his legs before Anthony Straker slashed a 12-yard shot wide of the post when he should have done better.

Plymouth rarely threatened going forward, but striker Rueben Reid wasted their best to chance, firing a close-range shot straight at Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, who then smothered a long-range shot from Conor Hourihane.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18