Ipswich Knights under-18 player Flyn Park.
Ipswich Knights under-18 player Flyn Park. David Nielsen

Knights positives from Canale Cup defeat

IPSWICH Knights coach Danny Wilson and his senior players have the weekend off to refresh after bowing out of the annual Canale Cup football competition.

The Knights were beaten 3-1 by home team Caboolture in the fourth round clash on Tuesday night.

Wilson enjoyed the opportunity to watch the game while Knights Reserve Grade coach Bob Maclot ran a combination of under-18 and senior players.

"It was good for me to sit back and have a look,'' Wilson said.

"I learnt a lot about a couple of players, which is good for me. There's a couple of promising things moving forward.''

He said the positives included regular Brisbane Premier League defender Alastair Wallis playing for 90 minutes after returning from injury and his wedding.

Wilson was also pleased to see under-18 players Flyn Park, Matt White and Jamie Cameron gain valuable experience.

"They (Caboolture) are quite a physical football side,'' Wilson said. "It was probably an eye-opener for those guys but they definitely held their own.''

The Knights Reserves have a catch-up game against Albany Creek on Friday night.

The Knights BPL players face Easts in their next game on July 16. That Sunday match at Bundamba doubles as a Coalstars reunion.

Canale Cup Round 4: Caboolture 3 def Ipswich Knights 1 (Eyale Teshager).