Cape Town - Moroka Swallows coach Craig Rosslee could not hide his delight after seeing his side clinch a vital victory against Maritzburg United.
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The Birds claimed the lead after just five minutes of play through Felix Obada and were able to hold on to their slender advantage for the remainder of the Premiership encounter.
The result moves Swallows off the foot of the table, giving Rosslee and his men a fighting chance to beat the drop.
"We needed the three points, so now we're in business, and that's the most important thing," Rosslee said in his post-match interview.
"The belief was there - we could have had more goals in the first half with two one-on-ones with the keeper, and be two or three-nil up.
"They then fought back; the game became a bit too loose and open for me, but all credit to the boys.
"To be under enormous pressure and to grind out the result like we did today was fantastic. I'm very chuffed with them."
With AmaZulu having lost 3-1 to SuperSport United, it puts Swallows in a better position.
The Soweto side now has a three point gap on the Durban outfit as well as a chance to play in the play-offs if they are not capable of securing a spot out of the relegation zone.
"We just needed to focus on what we needed to do and get the three points," he added.
"That now accumulates the pressure on everyone else, so we've done our job, and just continue in this way."
Swallows have just two games left to secure their Premiership safety, starting with a trip to Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, before facing Bloemfontein Celtic in Dobsonville on the final day of the season.