However, the hosts failed to maintain that momentum and had to settle for a point.
"We weren't good enough," said Knill. "Although we had chances we didn't do enough to win the game. It's frustrating for everybody at the moment but we have to keep going and dig ourselves out of this hole.
"But these things happen and the good thing is we're third in the league. In the first half we didn't work hard enough to stop them playing and it's the first time in a long time I've said that.
"If you don't stop people playing they'll hurt you - no matter where they are in the table. We gave them a stupid penalty and I thought we were fortunate to get ours.
"The players and the supporters are edgy because we all want to do well but at the moment it's just not happening."