Dallas Diary - Day 11

Our last update from Dallas is with goalscoring hero Delial Brewster. The striker’s brace in the final ensured that Everton Under-18s will be returning home with the trophy after beating Fulham 2-1.

Winning the Dallas Cup has sunk in now. When the final whistle went, I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t really sleep last night.

Overall, the lads have done very well. We have had a young squad and probably weren’t expected to get as far as we did, but each game we got better. And when we reached the final, we just knew we would come away as winners.

My dad has been texting every day telling me to believe and I have been doing that. As a team, we have all performed to our best.

I’m pleased to have scored five goals throughout the tournament. I have to say that my second one in the final is my favourite - I didn’t see it hit the net because I had fallen to the floor and the way that I found out was by the roar from the crowd.

I couldn’t have scored the goals that I did without the team around me. They all played to my strengths and created the chances, and thankfully I was able to take them.

I’ve got to give a mention to a massive Everton fan who is based out here, a guy called Jeff Lampkin.

He followed the team last year and even when I wasn’t playing, he was always supporting me. This time he has done exactly the same - he has come to every game and sent me videos of every goal that I have scored. After the final I gave him my boots as a way of saying thank-you and he was buzzing.

We are ready to fly back today and are looking forward to getting home to show everyone the trophy. Hopefully now we can go on to win the Academy Premier League as well.

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