Football South Coast's League Championship trophy mishap has motivated Port Kembla to achieve the premiership double this season.
The premiers missed the chance to celebrate on the field with their new piece of silverware last weekend after the association failed to have the trophy on hand when Port sealed the title against Coniston Lions.
Despite efforts to get the trophy to Port at a post-game function, coach Stuart Beedie admitted it was a disappointing not being able to celebrate with the silverware.
"We were basically robbed of the celebration of receiving the trophy," Beedie said.
"There was only one team that could have won the league so you would have thought they would have made some provisions for the result.
"We are going to get it on Saturday but it's a week late and we might get beat on Saturday - it would be a very flat feeling
"We are going to use it as motivation for the final rounds of the season and trying to win the grand final."
Port meet Bulli today - a team they could very well face again on their way to the Illawarra Premier League final.
Beedie insists a 4-0 drubbing similar to the one his side inflicted on Bulli earlier in the season isn't likely to occur again.
"Bulli are clearly second in the competition so we will give them lots of respect," Beedie said.
"Ben Smith has done a wonderful job over the last few years.
"Last year they only lost out on goal difference so they are showing a real consistency over a couple of seasons."
It is Beedie's men who have shown such consistency in 2013, scoring an unmatched 14 successive victories.
The devastating streak was the leading contributor to their push for a second title in four years.
Their premiership win coincided with amateur feeder club the Port Kembla Pumas' eighth league title in 18 years.
"The Port Kembla Pumas are an integral part of our supporter base," Beedie said.
"They come up in their numbers and even to our functions, so there is quite a close bond between the Pumas and the normal club."
Elsewhere in the Premier League today, Wollongong Olympic will look to increase their buffer on Dapto Dandaloo when they travel to Ocean Park to take on Woonona. A win could all but seal Olympic's position in the top five.
Fernhill will host South Coast United as Wollongong United head to Tarrawanna.