The forward, who was Southend United’s top scorer last season with 14 goals as the Shrimpers won promotion to League One, played a pivotal part in his new side’s 3-0 win against Terry Butcher’s Newport County.
Corr netted twice in the game to give the hosts a comfortable two goal advantage, before Robbie Simpson added a third for the U’s late on.
Corr scored his first goal with a superbly placed header from Harrison Dunk’s delivery, before scoring his second when one-on-one with Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day.
The Welsh side were awarded a penalty when Dunk fouled Scott Boden, but Sam Beasant read Medy Elito’s spot kick – and the score remained 3-0.
Corr told Cambridge News that he can’t remember having a better opening day.
“I probably did when I was in the under-12s!” said Corr. “That was a great start with the team winning 3-0 and we can look forward to the rest of the games now, Corr said.
“We’ve won and kind of hit the ground running. Obviously with all the players coming in it takes time to gel, so it was important to get the first win.”
Even though there has only been one game in the league, Corr’s brace sent the U’s to the top of the table as Richard Money attempts to lead his side to promotion this season.
“The lads that were here have been so good to the lads that have come in,” said Corr.
“There’s a good core of the squad that was already here, with players like Josh (Coulson) and Ryan (Donaldson), and Luke Berry who was away for a little bit.
“They’ve been top quality and really welcoming so it’s been good to have those players from last year to keep a bit of stability. Hopefully the new players can help as well.”
Cambridge travel to Keith Curle’s Carlisle United next Saturday in the hope they can add to their opening day victory.
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