Rochdale, Lancashire born goalkeeper Harry Moody briefly joined hometown Lancashire Combination club Rochdale in 1918-19 having played Army football during his service in the First World War, during which he won the Distinguished Conduct Medal, before moving to Wales to sign for Southern League club Mid Rhondda United in 1919. In July 1920 he signed for Grimsby Town, making his Football League debut at Southend United that September and making 34 appearances over two seasons at Blundell Park.
In May 1922 he returned to Rochdale, by now playing in the Football League Third Division (North), where he enjoyed six seasons, being near ever present in their goal between 1923 and 1926, missing only 7 matches as they finished runners-up, sixth and third respectively. However he lost his place to Len Hill at the start of the 1926-27 and only regained his place the following April, when he played in the last 8 matches of the season, winning 6 of those games as ‘Dale again finished runners-up. 1927-28 proved his final season, having played in their games to the start of January 1928 he lost out to Jackie Mittell, and he left the club that summer after making 170 appearances for Rochdale during his second spell.