Group 11 grand final: CYMS league tag squad claim undefeated honours after downing Forbes Magpies

The undefeated Dubbo CYMS downed Forbes 24-4 in Sunday's Group 11 league tag grand final, but Forbes coach Kristy Hartwig was still proud of the team's first grand final appearance.

"We had three goals at the start of the year after a very strong pre-season and that was to get into the top three, reach the grand final and win it," she said after the game.

"Getting two out of three of those goals is a result I'm really proud of for the girls.

"My hat's off to CYMS, they were the side to beat and they showed why they're the premiers today."

The CYMS girls came into the grand final as the minor premiers, but Forbes had wrestled back some momentum after downing Parkes to earn a place in the decider.

Jinnara Tyson opened the scoring up for CYMS, carving through the Forbes defensive line after CYMS pushed out to the right flank and then switched back left.

By the 14th minute - with a break in play to deal with a sudden down-pour provided by the Apex Oval sprinkler system - the green and whites had a 14-point lead with tries to Haley Butcherine and Madi Crowe.

Forbes' Chloe Howarth was able to give CYMS a scare, but was penalised for a slow play of the ball and forced off with an injury moments later.

Grace Gilbert capped off the first half for CYMS to give the hosts a 18 - 0 scorecard at half-time.

"We know how Forbes play, even though there's a few of our girls who had missed the last games against them," CYMS skipper Nic Grose said.

"We were really happy to get them, they're a quick, fast team and they've come along great, so I'm really happy to see them in the grand final."

Forbes coach Kristy Hartwig knew her team had a mountain to climb in the second half and was able to get them focused again during the half-time break.

"I was very proud of the effort, we were confident coming in, given we're a very strong defensive side and we were focusing on that this week, we knew we were up against it with CYMS, they're a red hot attacking side," Hartwig said.

"I think that first half wasn't our best effort, but we had a really good chat at half-time and we got everyone to lift and that second half, it was one try a piece, so I was very proud of that effort."

CYMS were the first to score in the second half, after a try-saving effort from Skye Crawford and Grace Gilbert denied Forbes early momentum.

Madi Crowe crossed for a double in the final 15 minutes, sneaking through Forbes' right-flank.

Forbes got Kimeaka Bermingham across the line in the last two minutes to put points on the board.