Mark Dykman
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Crucial win has Knights on charge

BOLSTERED by some handy signings, the Ipswich Knights are well placed to climb up the Brisbane Premier League table over the next month.

After beating University 2-0 on Saturday, the Knights are in seventh spot, just two points outside the top five.

With winnable games against Brisbane Force, Peninsula Power and North Star ahead, Knights coach Mark Dykman is confident his side can build on some fine recent efforts.

"All the teams around us lost (at the weekend)," Dykman said.

"It was an important win for us."

Against University of Queensland, the injury-depleted Knights were assisted by having former Western Spirit players Dan Liddy and Matt Taylor cleared in time.

Dykman was encouraged by their debut efforts, in a remodelled side also featuring Jim MacArthur and the coach's son Scott.

Although it took a Mathias Waldmann penalty in the second half to kickstart the Knights, Dykman knew the win would come. "We should have been four or five nil up in the first 20 minutes," he said.

Keita Furuie impressed on his way to scoring the second goal.

The Knights Reserves moved to equal second on goal difference after beating University 2-0.

Meanwhile, Ipswich City coach Nev O'Sullivan will review his team's defensive structure before meeting Grange again on Friday night.

The Bulls lost their latest Capital League 2 game 6-3 at Sutton Park. Ben Robson scored two of City's goals.

The Bulls Reserves kept a top four spot after beating Grange 3-2.

In Capital League 1, Western Spirit lost 1-0 to Brisbane Knights at Rocklea on Friday night.

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