After one of the most remarkable post-season runs in Premier League Hockey history, Pete Shea's CYMS are the champions.
The green and golds achieved the unthinkable on Saturday, knocking off perennial powerhouse Lithgow in a dominant 4-1 grand final display.
It rocked the boat for Panthers who have been the benchmark for 11 years and previously having won the grand final six years in a row.
But the triumph marks Orange's first premiership breakthrough since 2002, an achievement the mentor couldn't be prouder of.
"We were so composed, and we never let up the entire time. The old cliche is that you save your best game for the grand-final, and that's what we did today," Shea said.
The away side had the match by the scruff of the neck before Panthers could blink, as they netted two goals in the first term, the first through Phoebe Litchfield and the second through Courtney Hogan.
Addi Chapman struck in the shadows of half-time, allowing CYMS to take a 3-0 advantage into the sheds.
Coaches often worry about their players dropping off after half-time, but this bunch did the opposite.
It was only two minute into the second-half when they scored again through Madie Smith, and even though stacks of time remained on the clock, it never felt like Lithgow would peg them back.
"To do what we did today against a team as good as Lithgow, you couldn't script that," he said.
In order to win a decider in the way CYMS did, everyone needed to stand up.
What people might forget is CYMS were within a whisker of missing finals contention as they were the clear-cut outsider to make any noise in the semis.
"We were one result away from not even making the finals," he said.
"We played brilliantly against St Pat's and then against United. It was a bit hard with such a short turnaround."
To add some context to the size of the upset, Lithgow finished the season with 10 wins, two losses and two draws, conceding just 18 goals all season.
They finished the campaign with 44 competition points, and won the grand-final at this very venue last season against St Pat's.
You could have maybe sold someone into thinking CYMS would win, but a 4-1 result shapes as an upset of the year candidate... not just in the Premier League Hockey competition, but all sports in the Central West.
- CYMS 4 (Phoebe Litchfield, Madie Smith, Courtney Hogan, Addi Chapman) def Lithgow Panthers 1
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