This match saw 18th v 11th in the Essex Senior League table and it didn't have much riding on it although prior to kick off Sawbridgeworth Town were not quite safe from the threat of relegation.
For 19th placed Clapton to finish above them it would take a miraculous turn of form. As a result of Little Oakley's 1-3 victory Sawbo now find themselves on 28 points from 34 games played with the East London side on 16 points from 33 games with a possible points total of 31 meaning one more defeat for them would see them only be able to go level with Town but with a goal difference of -69 compared to -36.
The visitors, in their second season at Step Five, were much the better side in the first half and took the lead through a Danny Garrad close rang header.
The second half was completely different with Sawbo looking very good going forward and equalising from a corner after a scramble of players on the goal line and the ball creeping over the line.
Sawbo hit the post from a long range effort and saw the Little Oakley keeper make a great save in the quest for another goal.
It wasn't to be though as Dan Rowe and Alfie Canning netted late goals to win all three points for The Acorns.
Sawbridgeworth Town have four games left this season starting next Thursday when second placed Redbridge visit following by Barking at home on Saturday 15th April. They then visit Barking on Wednesday 19th April before going to Clapton on the final day of the season on Saturday 22nd April - by then form says The Tons will have had their relegation fate confirmed.
Little Oakley are really clocking up the mileage this week as they travel to title favourites and top of the table Enfield FC tomorrow evening - that's over 200 miles on the road in a little over 48 hours!
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS - SHORT