HAIR-RISING KICK: Ipswich Knights players Devon Munn and Emmaneul Peter (number 12) defend their goal mouth during yesterday's FQPL match against Capalaba at Bundamba.
HAIR-RISING KICK: Ipswich Knights players Devon Munn and Emmaneul Peter (number 12) defend their goal mouth during yesterday's FQPL match against Capalaba at Bundamba. Rob Williams

Shining light for Knights after torrid fortnight

IT wasn't the result the Ipswich Knights desperately wanted after a tough fortnight at their Bundamba base.

However, improved commitment and the injection of some exciting youth players provided fresh hope for the Football Queensland Premier League club.

The Knights lost 2-0 to Capalaba in Sunday's match as they moved ahead following the recent release of head coach Danny Mchenery.

Interim stand-in co-coach Andy Ogden was disappointed the Knights were unable to at least salvage a point in a game he believed Ipswich had more opportunities.

However, he saw some light shining through the afternoon rain patches.

"Everyone put in an effort,'' Ogden said. "We weren't as easy to beat.''

That may sound a bit strange but after a previous 6-0 loss to Souths United, the Knights players needed something to build on.

"Overall, if you look at the game as a whole, it's a step forward from last week,'' Ogden said.

"There was better ball movement.''

Promising players like under-20 hat-trick hero Rhys Phipps, Matt Drummond, Giuliano Marconto and Robbie Baker provided more glimmers of hope for the Ipswich club looking to get its season back on track.

The Knights' next match is away to Logan Lightning on Saturday night.

State of play

FQPL: Capalaba 2 def Ipswich Knights 0.

U20: Ipswich Knights def Capalaba 4-3.

U18: Capalaba def Knights 2-0.