THE Accrington Stanley management and team have dedicated their Grays win to captain Peter Cavanagh.
The skipper, who is recovering from an ankle injury, missed the game due to the funeral of his brother, Tony, 22, who died after being attacked in Liverpool in September.
All the Stanley players wore a T-shirt bearing the picture of the Royal Navy sailor and the words "RIP Tony" as they warmed up and came out for the Sky game with the league leaders.
Man of the Match Gary Roberts said: "We dedicate the win to Cav. He is a big part of our team, he is our captain and we love him. That was for him."
Stanley manager John Coleman said: "I was made up for the lads and for Peter. The lads made Peter a promise that we would win for him and I think the lads showed their support.
"It has been an emotional week for the lads and for Peter and hopefully we will have put a little bit of a smile back on his face."
The Reds skipper said he and his family were touched by the support.
"It was emotional when I saw them running out in the T-shirts and certainly my family appreciated it," he said.
"I was aware before that they were going to do it but it was an emotional moment and I thank them all for the gesture and the club and fans for being so supportive during the difficult time."
Tony's funeral, last Friday, was attended by more than 700 people.