BARRY Corr led the celebrations after helping Southend United secure promotion via the play-offs at Wembley.

The clash with the Chairboys proved to be the popular striker’s last outing with the Shrimpers.

And it was a vital victory Corr enjoyed by swimming naked on the sea front.

“We were going home and found ourselves on the sea-front about five in the morning and it just seemed like the right thing to do,” laughed Corr.

“I had my medal on but nothing else.

“It seemed like something to tell the grandkids in future years but it was absolutely freezing and it didn’t take long to realise it was a bad decision!”

But Corr now wishes he could remember more of the celebrations.

“The high was unbelievable but I remember being on a bit of a downer about an hour after the game,” said Corr.

“I think I was tired and all the adrenaline was wearing off but because it’s tradition you go and get drunk.

“I wish I hadn’t got drunk now though because I’d rather have savoured the moment.

“It’s what you do when you’re young but next time I win something in football I’ll try and stay a bit more sober.”

Corr was a key player for the Shrimpers during the 2014/15 season which he ended as top scorer after hitting the back of the net 16 times.

And the striker initially thought he had broken the deadlock at Wembley, only for his header to be ruled out for a foul by Cian Bolger.

“I didn’t realise at the time why it was disallowed,” said Corr.

“Obviously I’ve seen it back and it was a foul by Cian Bolger.

“The boy that Cian pushed was never getting anywhere near the ball so it didn’t change anything but sadly my goal at Wembley never was!

“It was a shame it didn’t stand but we went on and won it anyway.”

However, that was not the only decision which went against the Shrimpers as Phil Brown’s side were also denied what appeared to be a clear cut penalty when Corr was pushed in the box by Wycombe defender Joe Jacobson.

“I’ve seen it again fairly recently but I knew at the time it was a penalty,” said Corr.

“I was in a good position.

“I always pulled away on to the full-backs and he was the wrong side of me so he bumped into the back of me.

“Sometimes full-backs are very clever with their body position and they can ease you out of the way but this was too much contact and it definitely was a penalty.”

After that, Jacobson added to the Shrimpers’ agony by unleashing a well-taken free-kick deflected into the back of the net off of Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

And Corr was starting to fear Blues would not get back in the game.

“When you’re out on the pitch you’re not always aware of how much time is left but I do remember thinking we’re not going to score here,” said Corr.

“We couldn’t even get the ball into their half.

“They were wasting time, they were booting the ball out and dragging the a**e out of every goal kick and free-kick.

“We couldn’t get any flow and I couldn’t believe they were beating us because I really did believe we were better than them.”

However, with just 20 seconds remaining Corr nodded a cross from Myles Weston down into the path of Joe Pigott who fired home.

And Corr still feels the equalising effort and the subsequent victory on penalties was the most memorable moment of his career.

“Myles Weston picked the ball up to begin with and did really well,” said Corr.

“He brought it 40 or 50 yards up the pitch before crossing to me and it was just an unbelievable feeling when Pigs (Joe Pigott) scored.

“You get a lot of highs in football but I don’t think I’ve ever had a moment of adrenaline like that.

“I remember running towards Dan Bentley and screaming with Adam Barrett after the penalty shoot-out.

“It was the best few seconds of my footballing life and I’m sure all the Southend fans feel the same way.

“It was just something else.”

The Shrimpers won 7-6 on penalties against Wycombe.

But Corr – who missed from the spot in the semi-final against Stevenage – still regrets not stepping forward to take one.

“It’s a frustrating one,” said Corr, who now coaches at Cambridge United.

“I sometimes think maybe I was being responsible after missing a couple and Phil Brown had taken me off penalties in normal time.

“Maybe it was best for the team and we won which obviously mattered most but I do regret not taking one.

“I’ve been watching the Michael Jordan documentary and he’s got that famous quote about the number of shots he’s missed.

“That’s what it’s all about, putting yourself forward so I do regret not taking one to be honest.”