THE fortunes for the Jamberoo Superoos and Milton-Ulladulla Bulldogs have been vastly different since the pair met in the 2016 Group Seven women's league tag one grand final.
Jamberoo, who broke through for their maiden women's premiership that day, have played in back-to-back deciders over the past two seasons - splitting them against Kiama.
While the Bulldogs have fallen short of returning to the big dance, after winning in 2014 and losing three straight deciders from 2015-2017.
"That game [2017 grand final] hasn't really been a motivating factor or spoken about," Bulldogs coach Steine Lofts said.
"Jamberoo has been the benchmark for a number of years now and have a lot of experienced players who have played at high levels of tag.
"Being able to play and be apart of that standard of footy and being competitive with them has kept our team motivated throughout the season.
"If you want to be the best, you've got to compete with the best and that's what we have strived to do throughout the season."
All those previous results, including their three matches this season will mean little when the two sides run onto Ron Costello Oval from 1pm on Sunday, for the 2020 decider.
"The season has felt very different to ones in the past but still very enjoyable for everyone at our club," Superoos captain/coach Aimee Barnard, who was injured during the club's maiden WLT title, said.
"We have put a lot of time into executing our plays and I believe we have all improved throughout the year - with me being particularly impressed by youngster Loagan Garratt.
"Both us and Milton have similar playing styles which always make for exciting games - the semi-final we played against them was nil-all at half-time before we scored two late tries to win."
Sunday's decider will be the Kevin Walsh Oval-based side's third in a row, as they attempt to go back-to-back for the first time in their history.
"It's always exciting playing in a grand final - they don't come around very often and are always a good challenge," Barnard, who was last week named AFL South Coast's Maddy Collier Medal winner for 2020, said.
"I've played league tag for 10 years now and been lucky enough to play in three.
"It's a few of the girls first ever grand final as well, so it's a great feeling and an exciting experience for everyone - especially as we have the chance to go back-to-back.
"Our league tag competition in Group Seven has been strong for many years now, with Kiama being the only team to ever go back-to-back - so if it'll be a massive achievement if we win on Sunday."
While Jamberoo, who's squad features former Bulldogs Kaela and Georgia Thomas, Hannah Prouten, Emily Burke and Lauren Murty, has come to expect grand final appearances over the past few years, the Bill Andriske Oval-based club has been rebuilding.
"Overall, our season was been really positive - we've been building each game and everyone's getting a lot more confidence in their own ability each week," Lofts said.
"A lot of the players haven't played together [before 2020], so we have been working on getting to know how each other plays and working together using all our strengths."
The Bulldogs, who finished the regular season in second, booked their spot in the decider on Saturday, by defeating Stingrays 22-nil at Mollymook.
"To qualify for another grand final means a lot to me, the players and the club," Lofts said.
"I'm really proud of the whole team and how far we have come.
"We have a fairly young team with a few older heads that have been around for a few years now.
"For our young girls, this will be their first grand final in open's, so they are excited and nervous but for some of the older girls, it'll be a chance to step up and lead the way for the young girls - they are more determined than ever before."
Although the Roos have defeated the Dogs twice this season, Lofts has complete faith in his squad's game plan.
"We need to be matching their intensity from the kick-off in both attack and defence," he said.
"In attack, we need to be completing our sets with the structure we have been training with and let the ball do the work.
"As for defence, we have been focusing on it for the last half the season - constantly working on our intensity and pressure and making sure we have trust.
"All the girls can score tries, so ensuring we defend just as good as we attack has been the key for us."
If they do end their six-year premiership drought on Sunday, Lofts knows how much it will mean to everyone at the red, white and blues.
"Winning would be huge," he said.
"A few of the senior girls in the team have felt the heartbreak of a grand final loss, so they are hungry and more determined for the win.
"We have a lot of depth in the club for league tag, it will be an amazing confidence boost to the younger girls coming up through the grades."