Andrew Goodway

Profile

Andy Goodway came to the club early in 1979, after being spotted playing for Castleford amateur team Redhill against Saddleworth Rangers. This was when Oldham were recruiting the lads that were to become the all-conquering Colts team.

He made his debut at Bramley in the last game of the 1979-80 season, but did not play in the first team again until the Second Division Championship winning 1981-82 campaign, when he gained a reputation as a rugged “tearaway” of a second row forward. Andy was quite at home in the higher league and won Great Britain Under 24 honours in January 1983. Full international selection soon followed and he went on to win 11 caps during his first spell with Oldham, including all the tests on the 1984 tour and had the honour of being Great Britain captain in 1985.

He left for Central Park later that year, where he enjoyed tremendous success in the Wigan team of “all stars”. Later he had a short spell at Leeds, before returning to Watersheddings for the 1993-94 season. Andy’s experience was to prove a vital factor in the club surviving that term back in the first division and he finished the season as assistant coach to Bob Lindner. When the famous Australian decided his future lay back home, Andy was offered the job of first team coach at Oldham. This he accepted, hanging up his boots in the process and on very limited resources he steered the club into a position in “Super League”.

Andy was one of seven players chosen to be original members of the Oldham Rugby League “Hall of Fame”, when it was first opened in November 1995.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Bramley v Oldham Away April 20, 1980 Division 2
St Helens v Oldham Away August 10, 1980 Friendly
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 13, 1981 Division 2
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 20, 1981 Division 2
Oldham v Swinton Home September 23, 1981 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home September 27, 1981 Division 2
Halifax v Oldham Away October 4, 1981 Division 2
Oldham v Keighley Home October 11, 1981 Division 2
Oldham v Doncaster Home October 18, 1981 John Player Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away October 25, 1981 Division 2
Oldham v Huddersfield Home November 1, 1981 John Player Cup
Oldham v Carlisle Home November 8, 1981 Division 2
Oldham v Leeds Home November 15, 1981 John Player Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home November 22, 1981 Division 2
Hull FC v Oldham Neutral November 29, 1981 John Player Cup
Keighley v Oldham Away February 21, 1982 Division 2
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home March 28, 1982 Division 2
Swinton v Oldham Away April 4, 1982 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 9, 1982 Division 2
Oldham v Salford Home April 12, 1982 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 15, 1982 Division 2
Huyton v Oldham Away April 18, 1982 Division 2
Carlisle v Oldham Away April 25, 1982 Division 2
Bramley v Oldham Away April 28, 1982 Division 2
Doncaster v Oldham Away May 3, 1982 Division 2
Hunslet v Oldham Away May 6, 1982 Division 2
Oldham v Workington Town Home May 9, 1982 Division 2
St Helens v Oldham Away August 15, 1982 Friendly
Oldham v Widnes Home August 22, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home August 25, 1982 Division 1
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away August 29, 1982 Division 1
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 5, 1982 Lancashire Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away September 12, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home September 15, 1982 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away September 19, 1982 Lancashire Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away September 26, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home September 29, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home October 3, 1982 Division 1
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 10, 1982 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away October 24, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Carlisle Home October 31, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 7, 1982 Division 1
Barrow v Oldham Away November 14, 1982 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away December 5, 1982 John Player Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home December 12, 1982 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 19, 1982 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 27, 1982 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away January 3, 1983 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away January 9, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home January 19, 1983 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away January 23, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home February 6, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Workington Town Home February 16, 1983 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away February 27, 1983 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away March 13, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home March 20, 1983 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away March 27, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Barrow Home April 4, 1983 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away April 10, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Castleford Home April 17, 1983 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 24, 1983 Premiership
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away September 11, 1983 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away September 14, 1983 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Fulham Home September 18, 1983 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 25, 1983 Division 1
Fulham v Oldham Away November 20, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home November 27, 1983 Division 1
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 18, 1983 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home December 26, 1983 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away January 2, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home January 8, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home February 1, 1984 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 5, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home March 4, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home March 11, 1984 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away March 14, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home March 18, 1984 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away March 21, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Whitehaven Home March 25, 1984 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away April 1, 1984 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away April 8, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Castleford Home April 11, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 15, 1984 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Away April 20, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 2, 1984 Division 1
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 9, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home September 12, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home September 16, 1984 Lancashire Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away September 23, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home September 30, 1984 Division 1
Barrow v Oldham Away October 7, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home October 28, 1984 Division 1
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away November 4, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home November 11, 1984 Division 1
York v Oldham Away November 18, 1984 John Player Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away November 25, 1984 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 2, 1984 John Player Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home December 9, 1984 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away December 16, 1984 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away December 26, 1984 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home January 1, 1985 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away January 6, 1985 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home January 29, 1985 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home February 3, 1985 Division 1
Oldham v Castleford Home February 17, 1985 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home March 3, 1985 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away April 28, 1985 Premiership
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 22, 1993 Law Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away August 29, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home September 3, 1993 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 12, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home September 19, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Sheffield Eagles Home September 26, 1993 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away October 3, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home October 10, 1993 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 24, 1993 Division 1
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away October 31, 1993 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away November 7, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home November 21, 1993 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away November 28, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home December 12, 1993 Regal Trophy
Oldham v Halifax Home December 19, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home December 26, 1993 Division 1
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away January 9, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 16, 1994 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away January 23, 1994 Division 1
Hunslet v Oldham Away January 30, 1994 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Sheffield Eagles v Oldham Away February 6, 1994 Division 1
Doncaster v Oldham Away February 13, 1994 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home February 20, 1994 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away March 6, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 13, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 20, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 27, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Castleford Home April 4, 1994 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away April 10, 1994 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away April 17, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home April 24, 1994 Division 1