The Kurri Kurri Bulldogs have the chance to make it a clean sweep against the Maitland Pickers in 2012 and level the ledger in the Mercury Shield stakes.
The Bulldogs travel to Maitland Sportsground on Saturday to meet the two-time defending champions in the Newcastle Rugby League competition following a 16-12 victory when hosting the Pickers in round two.
The result brought the Bulldogs within one on the overall Mercury Shield standings since its inception in 2005.
The clubs have met 10 times in local derbies in that period with the Bulldogs trailing the Pickers 5-4 after a 24-all draw kicked off proceedings seven years ago.
The following season the spoils were split at one game a piece but in 2007 and 2008 the Pickers failed to field a team so the Mercury Shield went into hibernation.
When Maitland re-entered the top flight competition in 2009 it was all Kurri Kurri as the tri-colours claimed both games against the Pickers.
But the boys in black and white bounced back with a vengeance in 2010 and 2011 and defeated Kurri Kurri the four times they met on their way to back-to-back minor-major premierships.
This year, two games into a shot at a premiership three-peat, the Pickers were defeated by the Bulldogs at Kurri Kurri Sportsground.
It was the first of five straight victories for the Bulldogs as they shot to second position on the competition ladder, sitting only behind front runners and Coalfields rivals Cessnock.
Now, with 11 rounds gone and seven remaining in the regular season, the Bulldogs have a share of third spot on 12 competition points, while the Pickers are one win back in outright fifth with a game in hand.
Kick off is 3pm.