Ipswich Knights goal scorer Emmanuel Peter makes a break during a recent BPL game against Holland Park.
Ipswich Knights goal scorer Emmanuel Peter makes a break during a recent BPL game against Holland Park. Inga Williams

Three main aspects helping Knights improve

INJURIES to strikers Peter Drager and Lucas Wilson will be closely monitored as the Ipswich Knights prepare for their next home game this weekend.

But having Drager (hamstring strain) and Wilson (ankle) leave the field wasn't enough to spoil another encouraging result for the Knights.

Ipswich's Brisbane Premier League football team maintained its recent unbeaten run with a 2-2 draw against Grange Thistle at Lanham Park on Sunday night.

After a 3-1 victory over Easts following improved efforts against Rochedale, Lions and Holland Park, Knights coach Danny Wilson was upbeat about his team's commitment.

"It's a hard place to get them up playing five o'clock on a Sunday afternoon,'' he said. "But to the guys' credit, they got through some ordinary periods and I thought we finished the game quite positively.''

One of the players benefiting from more game time has been goal scorer Emmanuel "Ezy'' Peter.

With four BPL matches remaining this season, the Knights are well out of finals' contention in 10th place. However, they have plenty of incentive to finish the season strongly.

The Knights' next match is against Logan at Bundamba on Sunday.

Both teams are on 20 points with Logan having six wins and the Knights five. The Knights have a game in hand.

"Our last month of football has been very pleasing,'' Wilson said. "It just shows that the guys are capable of being able to compete. It's just mentally they need to make sure they get themselves right.

"Over the last month, everyone's been really switched on and our training has been really, really good.

"They've been taking that enthusiasm into the games.

"We've been working on three things being our confidence, our composure and taking ownership of our roles. Those three important things have probably led to the good results we've had.

"It's good for the club as well."

State of play

BPL: Ipswich Knights 2 (Emmanuel Peter, Peter Drager) drew Grange Thistle 2.

Reserves: Grange Thistle def Ipswich Knights 4-1.



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