Lithgow has kept its 2019 Group 10 premier league campaign alive following an incredible comeback against Cowra in the elimination semi-final at Tony Luchetti Sportsground.
Down 18-0 just before the break as Cowra stormed to a commanding, early lead, Graeme Osborne's men scored either side of half-time to reduce the margin to six.
Magpies goal-kicker Caley Mok booted two penalty goals in the 48th and 56th minutes to kick the visitors lead out to 22-12, but the home side wasn't done yet.
Workies held on at the death to secure victory and send Cowra packing in 2019.
Lithgow will now take on arch rivals Mudgee in next Sunday's minor semi-final at Glen Willow after the Dragons lost their qualifying semi-final against Panthers.
The defending premiers accounted for the Dragons 40-18 at Carrington Park to book their place in Saturday's major semi-final at Wade Park.
- LITHGOW WORKIES 24 (Josh Howarth, Kyle Willmott, Daniel Bain, Nick Miller tries; Josh Howarth 4 goals) def COWRA MAGPIES 22 (Will Ingram, Blake Tidswell, Joey Bugg, Lee McClintock tries; Caley Mok 3 goals)