The Ipswich Knights defence rises as one to block a free kick during today's Brisbane Premier League match against Peninsula Power at Bundamba.
The Ipswich Knights defence rises as one to block a free kick during today's Brisbane Premier League match against Peninsula Power at Bundamba. Rob Williams

Out-of-sorts Knights lack finishing magic

THE commitment was better and some players put their bodies on the line. But still something was missing.

The Ipswich Knights have a Canale Cup match on Thursday night to regain some goal-scoring form after losing today's Brisbane Premier League football encounter at Bundamba.

Peninsula Power made the most of their goal-mouth opportunities to win 3-1.

After back-to-back 5-0 losses to Easts and Logan, the Knights were desperate to start better in their latest BPL game.

They did when pint-sized winger Jason Pillay pounced on a great through ball to put the out-of-sort Knights ahead 1-0. However, after some more promising attack, the Knights conceded before halftime.

Peninsula extended their advantage from a header before sealing the result late in the game.

While Peninsula were scoring, the Knights offered some threatening attack with Pillay and Peter Drager the most likely to score.

In defence, seasoned players Brodie Kenyon and Adam O'Sullivan gave their all, wearing some wayward boots and balls struck at them from close range.

After hobbling his way to halftime following another knock, the tenacious Kenyon finally succumbed to a left ankle injury and was replaced.

The Knights' next BPL premiership game is against Capalaba at John Fredericks Oval on May 14.

Before then, the Knights can rebuild against lower division opponents AC Carina in Thursday night's Canale Cup clash.

A burst of goals in Ipswich's favour is just what the team needs.

BPL: Peninsula Power 3 def Ipswich Knights 1 (Jason Pillay).

Reserves: Ipswich Knights 2 (Francis Patricio, Dale Robinson) def Peninsula 0.