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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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2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
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11 Exeter City 45 61
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13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
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16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39