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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 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13