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Interview: Barry Corr delighted to get off the mark

14 September 2014

Striker pleased with getting his first goal of the season against Portsmouth

Blues striker Barry Corr was delighted to get off the mark for the season after his opener helped Southend United to a comfortable 2-0 win over Portsmouth.

Corr struck mid-way through the second half, heading in Kevan Hurst's in-swinging corner to help get Blues back to winning ways.

And the striker is hoping that the win against Pompey – where Shaq Coulthirst also scored his first goal of the campaign late on – can see Blues turn a corner in League Two.

“It's been a while but it's a really good feeling to get off the mark,” the Irishman said. “I've been a little bit frustrated but there's been plenty of support from everyone, people back home and my family. 

“I think that was my 48th goal for the Club so I've got nothing to prove. You do doubt yourself at times but you've got to keep working hard – my confidence is slightly down – and hopefully today's goal can see me go on a good run.”

On his goal, a near post header, Corr admitted that the pressure was there and hopes he and his team-mates can kick on following a frustrating run for Blues.

“Those goals are my favourite ones – there's not anything to really do! I hope the win kickstarts the season. People back home could tell I was down and under pressure but they said to keep going and the confidence is back after that goal.

“I don't think we've played particularly badly in those games. In a lot of games we've played well but haven't got the results we deserve. It was good to play in that atmosphere. We'd get more games like that if we win promotion and that's what we want come the end of the season.

Looking ahead to the next two away games at Cheltenham on Tuesday and then York on Saturday, Corr is optimistic that Phil Brown's side can get some momentum behind them.

“We've now got two tough games at Cheltenham and York. Hopefully we can get the points in those games and I can continue to be on the scoresheet in them and we can pick up more points.”

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