Southend United's Barry Corr: I want to top the scoring charts after Fleetwood Town double (From Echo)
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Southend United's Barry Corr: I want to top the scoring charts after Fleetwood Town double
BARRY Corr fired Southend United to a fine 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town – and then declared his determination to be among League Two's top goalscorers this season.
Corr, who had gone 12 games without scoring for the Shrimpers, bagged both his side's goals in an impressive triumph at Roots Hall on Friday night.
But he wants his latest brace to be just the start of his goal getting antics this term.
“Strikers are judged on goals and I want to score a lot of them this season,” said the Irishman.
“I want to be up there with the top scorers in the league and hope this can be the start for me now.
“The most important thing was obviously the three points but it was nice to get the goals as well because it had been a while since I scored.”
Corr's only previous effort of the season had come on the opening day of the season against Plymouth Argyle.
But his return to the score-sheet sent the Shrimpers up to ninth in the League Two table.
The two goals also saw him get the better of his former flat-mate Ryan Cresswell, who joined Fleetwood from Blues at the start of the season.
However, Corr insisted he would not be giving the defender too much stick.
“I'm sure the fans were happy we beat him but I won't rub it in too much because he's a good guy and we have to play him again later in the season as well,” said Corr.
“I also don't think you can hold leaving us against him. He's probably earning twice the money he did when he was here and I think you just have to say good luck to him.
“I think if any Southend fan got offered that for doing the same job they would do it, especially if they were an inch or two closer to home!”
Corr's double – which came courtesy of a first half header and a late penalty – secured the Shrimpers a third successive league win.
And the goals also saw him earn praise from manager Phil Brown.
“Barry kept getting in there, he kept believing and he got his rewards for that in this game,” said Brown.
“Maybe the extra spice there was on the game with him playing against Ryan Cresswell and maybe having a point to prove helped him.
“I don't know if that's the case or not but if it is then I hope we're playing against ex Southend defenders he's friends with every week now!”