Inside forward Andy Conway joined the Tigers in June 1947. Born in South Shields, he played for County Durham Schoolboys in 1938 and during World War Two he played wartime football as a guest for Guildford City and Bradford Park Avenue while fulfilling his military duties. He signed for North Eastern League side North Shields in October 1946 and netted 28 times in his first season, goals that attracted the attention of Frank Buckley’s Tigers.
Conway was handed his City senior debut in March 1948 when he deputised for Willie Buchan, Andy celebrated by netting twice in a 3-0 victory. He added a third goal a month later at Crewe and his progress in the game seemed assured. However, during the 1948 close season Raich Carter took over the managerial reins and investment in the forward line was a priority for the former England man. Conway was given three starts at the beginning of the 1948/49 season, again deputising for Buchan, and he scored in wins over Barrow and Accrington Stanley. However the strength of CIty’s forward line as they swept all before them and won the Division Three North title meant that Conway was marooned in the reserves.
Andy left the Tigers in July 1949 to join ambitious Southern League side Dartford – he moved along with two other Tigers, goalkeeper Alec Corbett and defender John Wright. Conway had one season at Dartford before having a second tilt at the Football League, signing for Division Three North side Stockport County in July 1950. He failed to break into the Hatters’ first team and a year later he moved to Midland League side Goole Town. After one season at Goole, where he was unable to hold down a regular first team place, he appears to have given up the game.
He later moved to Lincoln, where he died in September 1996.
Date/Place of Birth: 17 February 1923, South Shields
Hull City First Game: 20 March 1948, Tranmere Rovers H (Division Three North), 25 years, 32 days old
Hull City Final Game: 9 September 1948, Acrrington Stanley H (Division Three North), 25 years, 205 days old
North Shields (1946-1947), Hull City (1947-1949), Dartford (1949-1950), Stockport County (1950-1951), Goole Town (1951-1952)
Hull City Record
Career: 6 apps, 5 goalsAndy Conway