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Roots Hall (ATT 5,915) 21st April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Southend Southend United vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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B Corr (64)

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Shrimpers boost play-off push

Last Updated: 21/04/14 6:13pm

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Barry Corr: Netted the match-winner

Barry Corr: Netted the match-winner

Barry Corr's second-half strike secured Southend a 1-0 home win against Accrington and virtually a place in the play-offs.

The Irishman's close-range finish means the sixth placed Shrimpers are now six points clear of Oxford, who are eighth, with just two games to go.

And only a swing of 10 goals can now deny Blues a top seven finish.

Southend were made to battle for their latest triumph and the first half was short of excitement and any action until they almost opened the scoring just before the break when Ryan Leonard headed a right-wing cross from John White just inches wide of the left post.

However, the Shrimpers made the vital breakthrough in the 64th minute, with Corr bagging his 11th goal of the season.

The targetman fired a fine finish in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net from 12 yards after being teed up by Will Atkinson.

Accrington rarely threatened but almost levelled when substitute Shay McCartan had a volley tipped wide by Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

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Sky Bet League 2

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