Moroka Swallows continued where they left in their last league game when they hammered Manning Rangers 3-0 at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.
Bean-pole striker Lungisani Ndlela repaid the faith that his coach Gavin Hunt has shown in him by scoring the first goal of the match with a well placed header that gave Rangers keeper Chad Harpur no chance.
In the 30th minute Zambian Dennis Lota increased the Birds' lead with a superb 30 yard shot.
Ndlela, the tallest striker in the PSL, then completed his brace in the 40th minute with another fine header to put the game beyond the Mighty Maulers before the end of the opening stanza.
The Birds went into the breather leading 3-0.
After the break, and what must have resulted in a stern talking to from coach Roy Barreto, Rangers came out looking a much better side but they could still not breach the Swallows defence.
As time ticked away for the struggling Durban team, they started to show a lack of discipline and their striker Dale Studzilski was sent off for an off the ball offence on Samuel Ngobeni during injury time.
The result leaves the Birds in fourth place on the Castle Premiership standings level on points with Kaizer Chiefs but behind them on goal difference.
Swallows trail league leaders Santos by four points.