Back on the road, and out to country Victoria, to face the Manangatan Orangutans, and the Prospectors are still doing just what it takes to get the job done and stay at the pointy end of the ladder. Its not always pretty, its not always big, but its always entertaining, and its almost always a win. This time it was a 68 pointer in favour of the visitors, taking out the match 1125 to 1057. The weeks off celebrating, missing the trade period, and having only a very small participation in the draft, was still enough for the boys to stay in the winner circle. For the first time in club history, there was a tie in the points, with both Captain JPK and the returning Mummy leading the way on 115 points apiece. We're going to let them split the points for now, and hope that it doesn't come back to bite us come seasons end. Third in the points in his first outing in the blue and gold was new recruit Cam Pedersen, showing exactly why the coaching staff had faith in him, with a solid 106 points leading the backline. The remainder of the Prospectors backline really let themselves down this week, well below their usual lofty standards. This was however nothing in comparison to the midfield, which must have still been hung over. A combined 215 points between Ebert, Wines, and O'Meara was absolutely shocking, at an average of less than 72 each the entire Prospectors side is hoping that this was just an anomaly. It was good having Mummy back in the ruck, pumping out a ton, which freed up Coxy to join the interchange with Jackson. Once again the forwards are the bug-bear of the side, 179 between the four of them (including Ellis' halved 50 points) was simply not good enough. The fact that three forwards didn't even turn up to play, and those that did were absolutely shocking, is just not good enough. The saving grace was another new face, Sam Frost, who put in a 64 point performance in his first game, to lead the forwardline. They've all been told to pull their fingers out from now on! Onto next week, and the Prospectors are back at home, taking on the Southern Cross Sandgropers in the WA Derby (not darby), with both teams fighting it out for the Gold Nugget Cup. This rivalry has been brewing since day one, with the two WA sides readying themselves for the biggest match in the local calendar. It should be an absolute slugfest, a tight game of great skill, and a victorious captain Kennedy placing the cup next to the stein on the Coolgardie mantle-piece (cabinets are for scotch, not trophies!) We welcome everyone to the ground to come and cheer on the Prospectors this week, where the scotch and coke is still flowing - win, lose, or otherwise!