A DEPLETED Orange CYMS team have stormed into the top four after thumping Dubbo 7-1 in Dubbo on Saturday.
The win means CYMS are in the top division for the men's Country Energy Western Premier League, when it is divided into two divisions for the next three weeks.
CYMS were without several key players for the game against the last placed Crows and played the game with the bare 11 players.
Brothers Chris and Darryn Marjoram, Hugh Brown, Dave Nyman and coach Pete Shea were missing for the Orange side, but they were still able to get the four points against a side that has not won a game this season.
Stand-in captain-coach Joe Moore stepped up for the vital game, scoring two goals and receiving the maximum six best and fairest points.
Other scorers were Mark Skein, who received one best and fairest point, Nic Sharp, Tim Mills, Clint Evans and Luke Eslick.
Tully Moore had a strong game for CYMS and picked up two best and fairest points.
Dubbo goalkeeper Gavin Weekes was one of the best for the home side, saving plenty of shots from CYMS.
Kyle Seton was the goal scorer for the Crows.
In other premier league games, Lithgow suffered only their second loss of the season against Souths in the top-of-the-table game in Bathurst.
The win for Souths means they move to equal first with Lithgow, with three rounds to go before the semi-finals.
St Pats were too strong for Parkes, beating the home side 6-3, with Brendan Burke scoring a hat- trick and Daniel Kent getting a double.
Confederates had the bye and finished in fifth place, meaning they will fight it out with Parkes for the fifth and final semi-final place.
CYMS 7 (Joe Moore 2, Mark Skein, Nic Sharp, Tim Mills, Clint Evans, Luke Eslick) def DUBBO 1 (Kyle Seton).