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Tombides - It was emotional

Taylor Tombides was delighted to score for his brother on Monday in Mark Noble's Testimonial
Taylor Tombides says words can’t describe the moment in which he scored during Monday’s Mark Noble Testimonial.
 
The 20-year-old, brother of former Hammers player Dylan who sadly passed away from cancer in April 2013, scored the final goal of the game as he coolly dinked in the West Ham All Stars’ fifth in a 6-5 defeat.
 
It was an emotional moment for Taylor, who said he wanted to do something special for his brother to mark the occasion.
 
“It was unbelievable,” he said. “Words can’t describe how that was, to play with so many legends and with such a great West Ham squad. It was just amazing.
 
“I wanted to do something everyone would remember and not just be a name on the pitch, so I went for the dink and thank god it worked.
 
“It felt great to do it for my brother wearing his shirt.”
 
Saturday’s clash against Crystal Palace marks the lift-off of the DT38 Foundation, which raises awareness of testicular cancer in Dylan’s name.
 
“My Mum works non-stop for the DT38, making sure everything runs smoothly and she’s always trying to do new things,” continued Taylor.
 
“It was brilliant from Mark [Noble] to raise more awareness for DT38 [at his Testimonial] and I can’t thank him and West Ham enough for what they have done for us.
 
“It was an emotional occasion and it’s brilliant to get everyone more aware of the foundation.”