The Super Spuds looked like a side that hadn't played in a month, but did enough to take advantage of an under-manned Armidale and claim a crucial 40-8 win on Saturday.
In slow, muddy conditions both sides found it hard to gain traction but the Spuds opened the scoring early through a sliding effort from Taylor Brennan as he dived on a Corby Kliendienst grubber.
The next try for the Spuds was similar with James Deaves first to the slippery ball in the Rams' in-goal and it was 10-nil.
Armidale chose to boot a penalty to get on the board before Dylan Sutton crossed for his first top grade try and Guyra led 16-2.
The Rams eventually found the stripe to cut the margin to eight at halftime and the Spuds had a game on their hands.
The injection of Corey Torrens and Kyle Mongta helped the Spuds skip clear in the second half with Torrens sliding over for the first try.
Jack Armatage found open spaces out wide to add the next one and then Beau Orchard picked up a loose ball near the Armidale line and only had to fall over it to score.
Moments later Mongta's offload hit a flying Bryce Johnson to put the game beyond any doubt at 36-8.
The final four-pointer of the day went to skipper Tommy Cleaver and Guyra's finals hopes are now much improved.
Orchard swept all the individual awards and points, including the players' player vote and the maximum points from the coach and club.
Armatage, Johnson, Bailey Wilson and Cleaver also picked up points while Mongta's first game since the trial win over Kootingal was a good one.
The Spuds hit the road for their biggest trip of the year to Moree next Saturday before two home games in a row.
The Spudettes have made a habit of starting games well before running out of puff and so it was against Armidale on Saturday.
Based on the first half efforts the home side was right in the contest.
Armidale took a quarter of the game to get on the board and lead 6-nil.
Guyra hit back with a determined effort from Rhylee Adams from close range to make it 6-4.
The last play of the half undid some of Guyra's great work with a Rams try extending their lead to 10-4 at the break.
The second half was all one way traffic as the visitors skipped away to win it 36-4.
Sharnie Cullen was voted players' player for the Spudettes and she also polled well in the coach (three) and club (two) points.
Adams, Taylor Waters, Pheobie Kennedy, Ash Richardson and skipper Britt Youman were also strong for Guyra.