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HEAD HELD HIGH: Goal scorer Francis Duku in action against Northwich Victoria
HEAD HELD HIGH: Goal scorer Francis Duku in action against Northwich Victoria

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FLEET defender Francis Duku marked his return from injury with a vital equaliser in added time to salvage a point.

Duku has been out for eight months after breaking an ankle in pre-season but was on hand to stab the ball home in the dying minutes. The burly defender was drafted in after Craig Wilkins withdrew with a trapped nerve in his neck

Greg Blundell put the visitors in front on 57 minutes when he drilled home his 21st of the season from Mark Devlin's pass. Liam Hatch and Che Stadhart both went close for Fleet before Duku stabbed the ball home after Mark Bentley had flicked on Justin Skinner's corner.

Fleet boss Andy Ford said: "At the start we were looking to take all three points but at 1-0 and with time running out we were very pleased to get a late goal."

Fleet: Wilkerson, Pennock (Skinner 81 mins), Duku, Burton, Jackson, Bentley, Strouts, White (McKimm 67 mins), Kwashi (Hatch 60 mins), Stadhart, Evans. Unused - Parker, Turner.

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