KICKBOXING: Northwich fighter Lee Morgado is standing on the top of the world after a sensational stateside success.
The 25-year-old fighter, from Rudheath, defeated American Eddie Martinez in his own New York backyard to lift the World Kickboxing Association Amateur Muay Thai title.
Morgado, of James Street, stopped current WKA US Eastern Regional champion Martinez in the fourth, and penultimate, round.
The Northwich man had silenced the four-figure crowd at the Roseland Ballroom after he forced his opponent to take an eight-second standing count.
Martinez had in fact started the Muay Thai Mayhem 13 bout the stronger but some knee combinations put Morgado on top.
He came out in the fourth all guns blazing and took advantage of the momentum swing to pull off the impressive victory.
Morgado can add the WKA Amateur crown to the British title he currently holds, having won the national tournament last year. It is understood he will defend his newly acquired world title next year.
Morgado is a student of coach Vinnie Shoreman and together they run coaching sessions at Egerton Youth Club, near Knutsford.
Sessions take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7pm and 8.30pm. For further information call 01565 633383.
Harradine’s big haul
ANGLING: Barnton and Frodsham rods weighed in with some excellent weights in Wednesday’s River Weaver match at Anderton.
Peter Harradine, on peg 41, netted 10 bream, plus skimmers and roach, to put a match-winning 34-12-0 on the scales.
In second place was Terry Middleton on peg 47 who used the tip with red maggot to take skimmers, roach and five bream for 19-12-0. Bob Griffiths, peg 24, completed the frame with 14-0-0 of bream and roach.
It was a different story on Sunday on Heesom’s Pool with the fish refusing to feed and only nine of the 19-man field troubling the scalesman.
First was Peter Moore, on peg 11, with 4-12-0 of skimmers. His catch consisted of five fish from only seven bites over the course of this five-hour match.
Mick Cowley was second with 3-11-0 of skimmers and perch with Alan Forster in third with 3-10-0 – a net that included a 1lb tench.
Connor’s podium pride
MOTO GP: Northwich race ace Connor Behan attained his fifth podium of the British 125GP Championship in front of a 35,000- strong crowd at Brands Hatch.
The 16-year-old finished third, having qualified in fourth, and had led the race for the first two laps until being overtaken by Tim Hastings.
Behan was soon caught up in the championship battle between Matthew Hoyle and Hastings until the latter fell on lap six.
Behan slipped down to fourth on lap 18 but threw caution to the wind on lap 19 and passed Paul Jordan to get back into the top three.
The race was finally won by James Lodge with the championship title going to Hoyle.
Behan finished the British 125GP Championship season in a respectable fifth.
Trophy triumph for Lee
GOLF: Lee Steen was on a fairway to heaven as he snatched victory in the Goodier Memorial Trophy at Antrobus GC on Sunday.
His 36 points pipped Gary Owen (35) and Ian Birtles (33) in the event run by Davenham RBL Golf Society.
Nearest-the-pin awards went to Rod Whitlow on hole eight and Birtles on hole 14.
The next Davenham RBL Turkey Trot event is on Saturday at Pennant Park GC, in Flintshire, North Wales.