Knights at home with new-found confidence
BUOYED by a giant-killing performance, gritty Ipswich Knights defender Devon Munn is keen to see what his team can achieve the rest of the season.
Although out of finals' contention, the Knights ended a recent run of inconsistent form to upstage top two contenders Mitchelton 2-1 last weekend.
Preparing to tackle top four hopefuls Holland Park at Bundamba on Sunday, Munn said the previous win was just what the Knights players needed before an enjoyable Ipswich Cup get-together.
"Everybody is starting to find a little bit of form,'' Munn, 27, said. "We were all very happy with that.
"Everybody wrote us off and it was good to show a few people that we still can beat the top teams.''
The centre back said the Knights were now working on building for next season's expanded Football Queensland Premier League competition.
"That was the talk this week,'' the Springfield-based footballer said.
"That we've got nothing to lose. Go out there and try a few things and a few new systems and see how we go.''
After overcoming an early hamstring injury, Munn has played in 12 Brisbane Premier League matches this season.
As for his footballing future, the former Western Pride and Ipswich Grammar School student is happy at the Bundamba-based club.
"I'm just waiting to see. I have no real plans,'' he said, in his third season back at the Knights.
"I like playing with the boys.''
Munn came through schoolboy football with a number of the current squad during his time at IGS.
"I think that's half the (inconsistency) problem. We all get along too well,'' he joked.
But Munn's dedication can rarely be challenged.
In the Knights' recent 2-2 draw with Rochedale, Munn left the field to be patched up after receiving a head cut. He finished the match, helping the Knights repel a late Rochedale charge.
Munn later needed seven stitches.
The Knights will be without captain Dan Liddy (hamstring strain) and Kazuki Nishmaki (sternum injury) for Sunday's 3.15pm match.
However, they welcome back defender Alastair Wallis from his honeymoon.
The Ipswich Knights BPL side complete preparations for their latest game after the club's City 4 team celebrated a terrific victory on Tuesday night.
The Knights beat favourites Logan 5-2 on penalties after the teams were deadlocked 2-2 in the round 2 knockout competition clash at Cornubia Park.
Logan were top of the table and undefeated in their higher level City 1 competition.
Matt Savini scored a goal for the Knights with Logan conceding an own goal.
The Ipswich City Bulls host Oxley United on Saturday night after last weekend's local derby was postponed due to the field.
Bulls coach Norbert Duga was disappointed about that decision with his third placed team on a winning run.
"Everyone is pumped for the weekend. No one enjoys a weekend off,'' Duga said.
Spirit head to Wendy Allison Park for their next match against Pine Rivers United, also set down for 6pm on Saturday after the Reserves play at 4pm.
The date for the local derby replay was yet to be confirmed.
Western Pride tackle Redlands in their latest National Premier Leagues match at Cleveland tonight.
NPL: Tonight (7pm) - Western Pride v Redlands at Cleveland.
BPL: Sunday (3.15pm) - Ipswich Knights v Holland Park at Bundamba.
CL2: Saturday (6pm) - Ipswich City Bulls v Oxley United at Sutton Park; Western Spirit v Pine Rivers United at Wendy Allison Park.