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New challenge for Roos

Anakie co-coach Chris Moore speaks to his player at quarter time of last week’s win over Winchelsea. (krockfootball,com.au/Al Packer)(krockfootball.com.au/Al Packer)

ANAKIE co-coach Chris Moore has implored his player to “enjoy the challenge” when it meets unbeaten Bannockburn at Victoria Park this afternoon.

The Roos are coming off a scrappy seven-point win over Winchelsea that has them just four points behind fifth-placed East Geelong.

“You’ve got to enjoy the challenge, they’re in the league, you can’t hide from them,” Moore said of his words to his players following the victory over the Blues.

“West took it up to them, which is fantastic.

“We’ve done a review on their game and seen where they got them and how we can get into that sort of mode to be competitive, and see what happens at the end of the day.”

Anakie is one of the feelgood stories of the GDFL, having been tipped by some to finish on the lower reaches of the ladder.

The Roos have already recorded four wins for the year, just one less than their return for the entire 2016 season.

“It’s about getting our brand right,” he said. “In the (Geelong) Advertiser this year, they tipped us to be wooden spooners.

“It did upset me a little bit, because I thought we were taking steps forward.

“And if you’re looking at results and looking at ladder positions, each win for us this year makes it that much easier come the off-season.”

The appointment of Ron Sluggett as head of football is also paying dividends.

“He’s been absolutely fantastic,” Moorew said.

“Out of the core group of the 22 (on Saturday), I’d say 16 of them have signed for next year already, and there’ll be more to come in the next week or two as well.”

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