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Corr: Take plenty from the performance

19 February 2014

Barry Corr on Southend United's 1-1 draw with Hartlepool United

Barry Corr believes Blues can take a lot from their performance against Hartlepool, despite being unable to find a winning goal.

Corr scored Blues’ goal in the 1-1 draw just before half-time, but a stunning equaliser from Brad Walker ensured Hartlepool snatched a point.

The striker though insists more performances like that will yield plenty of positive results for Blues.

He said: “I thought it was a much better performance compared to the ones in recent weeks which have been disappointing.

“We’re frustrated that we didn’t win the game but the manager said he was pleased with the performance, and so were we as players.

“We had a lot of chances to win the game but you have to give credit to Hartlepool for their defensive efforts, and for their goal.

“Our heads could have dropped once we conceded a goal like that especially as we had been on top, but we kept going.

“I’m not really sure how they kept Kevan Hurst’s shot out and then I had one cleared off the line too.

“I think the performance was very important tonight to show the fans what we are capable of. It’s just a shame it couldn’t earn us three points.

“If we keep playing like that though, we’ll definitely start picking wins up again soon.”

Barry was pleased to get back among the goals, and also felt the switch back to the 4-3-3 formation worked well again.

He said: “As a striker I want to be scoring goals so it was nice to get one, but I went close a couple of other times to getting a second.

“The ball in from Hursty was a good one and I just moved my feet to tap it into the far corner.

“The manager chose to go back to 4-3-3 and we got the rewards tonight because the lads all know their roles.

“We started the game really well and kept playing in that manner, so it’s a real shame we couldn’t get the win.”

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