Three Orange CYMS sides travelled to Sid Kallas Oval on Saturday and all three returned with valuable points.
Mark Jasprizza's league tag girls chalked up an important 24-16 win over the Magpies in Cowra, paving the way for further wins by the green and golds' juniors and then reserve grade boys.
CYMS' under 18s won 54-8 against Cowra while Anthony Redfern's first division side chalked up its first win of the season against the winless Magpies.
Jasprizza, especially, was thrilled with his side's ability to earn points despite not playing as well as he'd hoped.
"Happy with the win but not happy with how we played," he said.
"Just too many mistakes, every time we made one they capitalised and scored. A big credit to Cowra they hung in there and hung in there right to the end."
The club's under 18s boys weathered an early Magpies onslaught to eventually win big against a Cowra side rated highly by one of the Group's most experienced coaches.
"I strongly believe the juniors here are a very, very strong team," Cowra under 18s coach Rory Brien, a former NRL player said.
"It's just today we were caught napping a little bit. They've been a great side for all their years coming through the juniors, but the step up into the 18s, they've got to adapt to it."
While in the first division battle between two sides who've started the 2021 season slowly, it was the experience of Dom Maley and the youth of Pat Williams as a halves pairing that proved the difference in a 26-18 win, one not sealed until Ryan Moore slotted a late penalty goal to kick the visitors eight points clear.
CYMS player Sam Warner said their defence hung in when it mattered most.
"We just need to get around each other and play for the full 70 minutes, which we haven't been doing," he said.
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