Fleet trio get into gear for Grenfell tragedy

A trio of Ebbsfleet United players turned out in a charity football game to help raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire last weekend.

Organised by Marvin Morgan, who played for Bath City last season, Fleet stars Anthony Cook, Marvin McCoy and Darren McQueen all lent their time to the cause. Morgan’s Team FEK (Fresh Ego Kid) took on Team Hangout led by Maidenhead United’s James Mulley. Other players to turn out included Ravel Morrison (Lazio), Simeon Akinola (Barnet), Harlee Deen (Brentford), Dave Tarpey (Maidenhead), Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth), Dan Wishart (Forest Green Rovers), Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) and Josh Laurent (Wigan Athletic).

Cook told FleetOnline why he and his teammates got involved: “Obviously hearing about the tragedy that happened at Grenfell Tower, your initial thoughts are how on earth has that managed to happen in this day and age. Then you watch the news and actually see the images and it really does break your heart.

“The amount of people who lost their lives, and survivors who lost everything that they have worked hard for… it makes you start to think what could you do to help. So I was delighted, along with Daz and Marv, to take part in a charity game organised by Marvin Morgan and James Mulley to help raise funds for the families.”

Cook and McQueen played for Team Hangout who prevailed 2-1, McQueen continuing his close-season scoring streak with a goal alongside one from Lyle Taylor. Team FEK, with McCoy in their ranks, got a consolation through Shamir Mullings.

“Every little helps and when you can use football alongside players from the Championship to non-league all pitching in and taking part, it just seems like it’s the least we can do,” Cook explained.

The fund has reached half of its £10,000 goal already and Cook is urging Fleet fans to help top it up if they can. “The fund set up for the game is still running so anyone can still donate to the families and victims of this tragedy,” he said.

Donate via this link at: www.gofundme.com/team-fek-vs-team-hangout.

View a video of the game – with highly entertaining commentary – below the photographs…


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