Tag: Barry Corr

League 2: Southend 2-0 Mansfield

Barry Corr’s eighth goal in nine games helped Southend United beat Mansfield and kept alive their slim League Two automatic promotion hopes.

Michael Timlin’s pass allowed Corr to lift the ball past Lenny Pidgeley before Will Atkinson tucked in a rebound for the second.

Vadaine Oliver’s header against the bar was as good as it got for Mansfield, who are six points above the drop zone.

Southend are eight points off third-placed Wycombe, with a game in hand.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

“We gave everything we could, but we came up against a side that were better than us in certain areas.

“We matched them for large parts, but we got punished for little errors like we have done for the majority of the season.”

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League 2: Dagenham & Redbridge 1-3 Southend

Southend moved three points from the automatic promotion places with a deserved win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

The visitors took the lead when Joe Pigott traded passes with Ben Coker before firing past Liam O’Brien.

Dagenham levelled through Ayo Obileye’s header from Billy Bingham’s free-kick but Ryan Leonard volleyed in from 35 yards to re-take the lead.

Damian Batt handled in the area and Barry Corr stepped up to convert the resulting penalty to secure the win.

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League 2: Stevenage 4-2 Southend

Southend’s automatic promotion hopes were dented by a late fightback by League Two rivals Stevenage.

The hosts’ Roarie Deacon scored his first career goal when his cross crept into the net, before Joe Pigott levelled with a volley after half-time.

Barry Corr put Southend ahead from the spot but Boro equalised with a penalty of their own from Simon Walton.

Teenage substitute Ben Kennedy curled Stevenage ahead on 86 minutes, then sent Dean Parrett through for a fourth.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

“The attitude of the team in the last 25 minutes or so was exactly what you wanted and as an 11 they went forward with real gusto to score three good goals and win the game.

“They’re a decent side and we were in the situation we were in. But we know they do concede late goals and we always fancied we could affect the game late on.

“It’s rude to single out Ben Kennedy for praise. Football’s a team game and when a young kid comes in and does all right, I think it’s rude to ignore the efforts of the team. But it’s great a young kid has come in and done his job very well.

“The pitch was difficult again but people will probably go away saying what a great game, that they can’t wait to get down there again and that’s what you want.”

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League 2: Southend 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Promotion-chasing Southend United saw their 10-game unbeaten run in League Two ended by Accrington Stanley.

Joe Pigott hit the bar for the Shrimpers, but Accrington almost netted when Luke Joyce’s volley was headed off the line by Ryan Leonard.

Piero Mingoia put the visitors in front when he fired in a neat volley, and Terry Gornell’s lob doubled the lead.

Southend replied instantly as Barry Corr headed in David Worrall’s cross, but Stanley comfortably held on.

Southend dropped to fifth, two points off the promotion spots, while Accrington moved up a place to 14th.

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League 2: Oxford 2-3 Southend

Substitute Barry Corr scored late on as 10-man Southend came from behind to win at Oxford.

Corr turned in Ben Coker’s cross with eight minutes left, just after two U’s efforts had been cleared off the line.

Callum O’Dowda’s low finish gave Oxford the lead, before David Worrall headed an equaliser from a Coker cross.

After Southend’s Gary Deegan was sent off, Sam Long headed his first Oxford goal, but Joe Pigott nodded in to make it 2-2 before Corr struck.

Shrimpers boss Phil Brown was sent to the stand late on for persistent encroachment onto the pitch.

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League 2: Southend 2-0 Northampton

Goals from Barry Corr and David Worrall saw Southend United make it four league wins in a row after they defeated 10-man Northampton Town.

Jack Payne wasted a great early chance for the Shrimpers when he fired wide of the right-hand post from close range.

Northampton goalkeeper Jordan Archer was then sent off after spilling a cross and bringing down Corr, who fired in the resulting penalty.

Worrall made it 2-0 when he swept home a left-wing cross from Myles Weston.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

“We think Stewart Murdoch has pulled his hamstring. They (the injuries) are hurting me more than anybody can say.

“Some players have not done themselves any justice today. You’ve got to sometimes ride with it until you can change it round.

“My patience is running low on certain aspects. I don’t like the inconsistency of our team”

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FA Cup: Southend 1-2 Chester

Ben Heneghan and Craig Mahon got the goals at Roots Hall as Conference side Chester produced the FA Cup first-round shock of the day by beating Phil Brown’s Southend United.

Heneghan’s early near-post header from Peter Winn’s free-kick made it 1-0.

Southend equalised when Barry Corr’s penalty found the bottom corner after John Rooney had fouled John White.

But winger Mahon won it on 51 minutes when he cut in off the right flank to fire home from the edge of the area.

Mahon’s stunning left-foot shot earned Steve Burr’s Chester a place in Monday night’s televised second round draw for the first time in eight years.

It is a level of the competition the reformed club have not reached since a team including Everton boss Roberto Martinez and Stoke City striker Jonathan Walters reached the third round in January 2007.

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