Pretoria – SuperSport United scored twice in extra-time on Saturday to beat Moroka Swallows 3-1 to book a place in the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout cup competition.
Two goals, in as many minutes, had left the game without a winner after regular time.
With the scores locked at 1-1, Thuso Phala regained the lead for United with a top effort, before George Maluleka put the game out of reach in the second period of extra-time.
Earlier, Bradley Grobler had put the home side ahead with a simple touch past Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etafia in the 61st minute.
Swallows hit back straight away and played themselves back into contention through Edward Manqele with 30 minutes still to play.
The teams had already met once this season ahead of Saturday's result, with Swallows claiming a comfortable victory in a Premiership encounter last month.
The afternoon heat looked to have taken its toll early in the opening half as the teams eased their way into the clash.
The Birds were dealt a blow as skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa was replaced early on following a knee injury.
Swallows had their best chance of the half fall to Manqele and Lerato Chabangu, but a goal-saving tackle from United captain Bevan Fransman thwarted the first opportunity.
They threatened again 15 minutes later when Larry Cohen blazed just wide of target from a Chabangu corner, before Manqele and Siyabonga Nomvethe had half chances go wide of the mark.
The visitors maintained their dominance after the break, as their attackers kept up the pressure, as Chabangu drilled a left-footed volley at goal, but United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was up to the task and made a simple save.
Matsatsantsa replied through Mame Niang, but he too missed his intended target, despite a rocketed effort which looked to have Swallows' shot-stopper Etafia in trouble.
The missed attempt would be Niang's last involvement in the game as the was replaced shortly after by Bradley Grobler, who made an immediate impact.
Grobler combined with fellow second-half replacement Maluleka to open the scoring for the hosts.
Maluleka did well to receive the ball inside the Swallows area, before dancing his way around the last defender.
He drew Etafia out of his goal and laid the ball off to Grobler, who slotted home into an empty net to hand United the advantage.
United's celebrations, however, were short-lived as Swallows drew level less than two minutes later through Manqele, the Soweto outfit's leading goal-scorer.
Etafia launched a searching ball over the halfway line which resulted in Fransman misjudging the bounce of the ball, allowing Manqele to get behind United's defensive line.
With Williams and the goal at his mercy, Manqele cancelled out United's goal and put Swallows back in the game with a header guided expertly toward the back post.
The hosts had another promising chance minutes later, but Etafia thwarted Enocent Mkhabela with a superb outstretched stop to palm the ball wide and out of danger.
With 15 minutes to play Phala's accurate strike beat Etafia at his near post to put United ahead.
United applied the crushing blow shortly after, as a composed Maluleka rounded Etafia, after sprinting through a lax Swallows defence to secure a place in the last four of the Knockout tournament. – Sapa