That Was For You Geth

Wanderers came together to dedicate their win at Gillingham to Gethin Jones and his family.

Gethin was absent from the 3-0 victory at the Priestfield Stadium following the loss of his mother, Karen, six days earlier.

The Wanderers’ defender and vice-captain is spending time with his family - father Gareth, brother Dylan and sister Ela - after Karen lost her brave battle against Motor Neurone Disease at the age of only 56.

The Whites’ players and staff impressively went about their business in Kent, but their team-mate and his loved ones were never far from their thoughts.

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The Wanderers squad wore black armbands and locked arms in a show of sympathy and support before kick-off, with captain Ricardo Almeida Santos carrying a shirt bearing the Jones' name.

And after the victory which keeps Wanderers looking up towards the play-off places, manager Ian Evatt and the players dedicated the result accordingly in post-match interviews and their personal social media messages.

“That’s one for you Geth and hopefully we’ll see you soon,” said Evatt.

“I said to the players there’s nothing that can ever change the feeling for Gethin and his family but the one thing we could do today was a put a smile on his face because I’m sure he was looking for our result.

“Hopefully that’s done that for him. We’re all here for him and we’ll support him the best we can.”

And striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson spoke for the dressing room after scoring the Whites’ third goal on an emotional afternoon.

“It’s fair to say this win was all about Gethin and his family,” Bodvarsson said.

“This was for him today. It was a motivation for us, as well, to give him and his family the best result we can.

“I know it’s a tough time for him and it’s important for me and the rest of the players to be behind him and his family.”

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