Southend United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1

Echo: Barry Corr - on target for Southend United Barry Corr - on target for Southend United

SOUTHEND United’s winless streak was extended to nine matches with a 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers at Roots Hall this afternoon.

Blues went in front when Barry Corr headed home a right wing corner from Kevan Hurst.

But Phil Brown’s side were forced to settle for a frustrating share of the spoils when Paris Cowan-Hall’s long range shot struck the crossbar before hitting the back of Bentley and rolling back in to the net.

The first half was far less eventful but Hurst almost put the Shrimpers in to an early lead when he volleyed just inches over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area before Anthony Straker headed a deep Hurst cross straight at Wycombe goalkeeper Matt Ingram.

Moments later, Ryan Leonard’s long range shot was tipped wide of the right post by Ingram.

But, having survived the scares, Wycombe then almost took the lead in the 40th minute when Anthony Stewart’s powerful close range header from Max Kretzschmar’s right wing corner was superbly saved by Daniel Bentley.

Yet, just a minute later, the Shrimpers thought they had taken the lead when Corr headed home an inswinging free-kick from Ben Coker only for the effort to be ruled out for offside.

At the start of the second half, Straker headed another Hurst cross straight at Ingram before the winger sent a snap shot inches wide of the right post on the hour mark.

However, with 63 minutes on the clock, Blues finally broke the deadlock when Hurst’s right wing corner was met at the near post by Barry Corr who headed home his eighth goal of the season.

But the home-side were in front for just seven minutes as Wycombe drew back level in fortuitous circumstances when a powerful 25 yard shot from substitute Paris Cowan-Hall struck the underside of the crossbar before hitting the back of Bentley and rolling back over the goal-line.

In a bid to get back in front, Blues made their first change of the game in the 80th minute with Jack Payne coming on for Will Atkinson but it was Wycombe who nearly netted next as one of their own replacements, Dean Morgan, had a shot tipped wide of the left post by Bentley.

And that meant that game ended all square as the Shrimpers’ frustrations continued.

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6:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14

gary 51 says...

Usual problem nothing up front to frighten the opposition, but the plus side Barry Corr well pleased he scored today what a frustrated player he must be with the inept tactics enforced on him.
The reason for another mediocre mid table position nothing of any potential alongside Barry Corr.
I will vote Barry Corr player of the season and hope he stays for the campaign in League Two next season, already booked hotel last week for next season at York
Usual problem nothing up front to frighten the opposition, but the plus side Barry Corr well pleased he scored today what a frustrated player he must be with the inept tactics enforced on him. The reason for another mediocre mid table position nothing of any potential alongside Barry Corr. I will vote Barry Corr player of the season and hope he stays for the campaign in League Two next season, already booked hotel last week for next season at York gary 51
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2:45pm Sun 2 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

The reason we lost that game is precisely the reason Wycombe scored, we didn't take our chances, countless times we were around the box and needlessly kept passing the ball around instead of taking shots, just like Cowan-Hall did when he scored. We seem to be scared to shoot recently, what is wrong in having a shot for gods sake? And when we were drawing 1-1 and obviously need to score, Phil Brown makes a substitution, so there we were expecting Barnard or Eastwood to come on, who instead brings on Jack Payne, WTF? Phil Brown is clueless and that's why we haven't won in 9 games now!
The reason we lost that game is precisely the reason Wycombe scored, we didn't take our chances, countless times we were around the box and needlessly kept passing the ball around instead of taking shots, just like Cowan-Hall did when he scored. We seem to be scared to shoot recently, what is wrong in having a shot for gods sake? And when we were drawing 1-1 and obviously need to score, Phil Brown makes a substitution, so there we were expecting Barnard or Eastwood to come on, who instead brings on Jack Payne, WTF? Phil Brown is clueless and that's why we haven't won in 9 games now! TheEssexWay
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5:33pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Barnet Shrimper says...

Another dreadfull afternoon...........
......for over 5000 of us. Why bother.......mid table only is again for the Blues again this overhyped season. Manager Brown note.
But I totally agree that the one and only Barry Corr, who amongs't other talents, and has covered more miles on the pitches anywhere this year , is THE player of the Year. Thanks Barry.
Another dreadfull afternoon........... ......for over 5000 of us. Why bother.......mid table only is again for the Blues again this overhyped season. Manager Brown note. But I totally agree that the one and only Barry Corr, who amongs't other talents, and has covered more miles on the pitches anywhere this year , is THE player of the Year. Thanks Barry. Barnet Shrimper
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4:19pm Mon 3 Mar 14

southend loser says...

Trouble is one player does not make a team you need ten or so more.
Plymouth are on a massive roll at the right time and will replace us in the next couple of games.
Sadly not enough power left to be in the play offs
Trouble is one player does not make a team you need ten or so more. Plymouth are on a massive roll at the right time and will replace us in the next couple of games. Sadly not enough power left to be in the play offs southend loser
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