Oct 18, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Roots Hall
SouthendSouthend United
Fleetwood Town
Corr (22', 81' pen.)
Phillips (56'), Leonard (71')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Barry Corr brace gives Southend United third straight win

Result: Corr brace gives Southend third straight win
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Barry Corr prevents Fleetwood going top of League Two by scoring twice as Southend record a third consecutive win with victory at Roots Hall.

Southend United recorded their third successive League Two victory as Barry Corr netted twice in their 2-0 win over high-flying Fleetwood Town at Roots Hall tonight.

Corr scored his first goals since the opening day of the season to maintain Phil Brown's side's good form and prevent their opponents climbing to the top of the table.

Following a quiet start to the contest, Kevan Hurst created some space to cross from the right for Corr to head in a 22nd-minute opener.

Antoni Sarcevic twice came close to grabbing Fleetwood an equaliser before the interval, firstly striking the post from a free kick, before forcing Shrimpers stopper Daniel Bentley into a smart save following a swift counter attack from the visitors, who were one point behind league leaders Chesterfield prior to kickoff.

The second period began similarly to how the first did, and there few signs of anybody adding to the scores until Corr again combined with Hurst to threaten with a 68th-minute header.

The usual suspects were again involved shortly afterwards as Bentley got down to deny the lively Sarcevic with his legs, and that proved to be Fleetwood's final opportunity to equalise.

Liam Hogan's foul on Will Atkinson gave the Shrimpers an 81st-minute penalty, which Corr powerfully converted to extend Southend's unbeaten run to five matches.

Southend United manager Phil Brown looks on as the players warm up prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Southend United and Northampton Town at Roots Hall on August 17, 2013
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