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Roots Hall (ATT 4,996) 18th October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Andy Woolmer

Southend Southend United vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

Southend 2

B Corr (21, 81)

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Sky Bet League Two: Barry Corr double helps Southend defeat Fleetwood

Last Updated: 19/10/13 10:23pm

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Barry Corr: Helped Shrimpers to victory on Friday evening

Barry Corr: Helped Shrimpers to victory on Friday evening

Barry Corr scored twice as Southend beat Fleetwood 2-0 to give their promotion hopes a boost in their League Two clash at Roots Hall on Friday evening.

The Irish striker had gone 12 games without a goal for the Shrimpers but he rediscovered his scoring touch to help fire Phil Brown's side to a third successive league win.

Corr's first goal came in the 21st minute when Kevan Hurst's brilliant right-wing cross picked him out at the far post to bundle the ball home.

Fleetwood had been on top up until the Shrimpers' goal with striker David Bell having two low shots saved by Daniel Bentley.

The Southend goalkeeper then also did well to parry out a well-struck shot from Antoni Sarcevic.

But the Shrimpers made sure of their win in the 81st minute, with Corr on target from the penalty spot.

The spot-kick was given after Will Atkinson was brought down by Liam Hogan and Corr slammed his 12-yard shot high in to the left hand side of the net.

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3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
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8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
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12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27