Rugby League: Goodway drops Oldham

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Andy Goodway ushered the club that sacked him into the First Division and possibly into oblivion last night, writes Dave Hadfield.

Goodway, favourite to be named as the new Great Britain coach next week but fired by Oldham in mid-season after a run of bad results, saw the team with which he also began his professional playing career lose 23- 12 to his present club, Paris.

The fear now is that Oldham will not be able to afford to play at their football neighbours' Boundary Park next season, raising doubts about their future.

Paris, faced with the possibility of relegation themselves if they had lost, opened up an 18-0 lead by half-time at the Charlety Stadium with David O'Donnell, Paul Evans and Jason Eades all going over for tries.

Oldham, without several key players, fought back after the break with tries from Luke Goodwin and Luke Davidson, but could not get close enough to have a chance of saving themselves.