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Barry Corr: Great relief to get back to winning ways

1 March 2015

Striker pleased to continue his good form following third goal in three games.

Southend United striker Barry Corr says it was a 'relief' to get back to winning ways, as the Blues defeated Carlisle United 2-0 in Sky Bet League Two.

The Irishman scored his side's second goal of the game, and that made it three in three games for the Southend top scorer, who took his tally to nine for the season.

“There tends to be a bit of pressure on us at Roots Hall,” Corr admitted after the game against the Cumbrians.

“Getting the early goal in the second half helped and then we got a second one later on. The lads have been on it in training this week and I fancied us to win.

“It was difficult for us in the first half. The wind meant the ball was flying all over the place.

On the goals – which included a terrific strike from Michael Timlin – Corr said he was delighted to continue his fine scoring run, and praised Timlin for his sublime volley just after half time.

“It was a great finish from Tims [Michael Timlin], a great strike. It zoomed past my head! He has that in his locker. Whether you score in the 89th minute or the first minute, it still means the same thing.

“Wozza [David Worrall] did unbelievable for my goal. It was a relief. It's nine for the season for me and I want to push on now and score plenty more.”

A big talking point in the second 45 minutes was when Steven Rigg went down under the challenge of Ted Smith, and Cor gave his take on referee Trevor Kettle's decision not to award the visitors a penalty, with Blues 1-0 up at the time.

“It looked like a penalty from where I was, but up the other end we should have got one when Wozza went down. Sometimes they go for you, sometimes they don't.

“Hopefully this win can push us on for Tuesday. Going to AFC Wimbledon is always difficult, but we'll be aiming to kick on and get the three points.”

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