In this encounter against local rivals Ollerton Town, AFC ran out 4-3 winners and move into the next round of the floodlit cup.
It was always going to be a keenly contested game and on the night there were plenty of meaty challenges and goals.
AFC never really looked like losing the game but Ollerton asked questions at times and got their rewards.Mansfield started the game very sloppily but did take the lead through Kieren Watson who is settling in well and getting on the score sheet regular.Ollerton soon drew level and didnt lie down and played their part in an entertaining game.
Danny Naylor got his name on the board to make it 2-1.Again Ollerton hit back to make it 2-2 and for a moment the floodlights began to flicker.
However Kieren Watson added a second to make it 3-2.Dean Rick then hit another great strike to make it 4-2 and it looked like AFC would go on to win convincingly but Ollerton had the last word and grabbed one back to make the final score 4-3 but AFC went through on the night.
There was a good crowd of 140 for this cup tie and this sets up two good games when the clubs meet in the league in the coming months.
AFC Mansfield now turn their attentions to the Notts Intermediate cup this saturday when they take on Old Elizabethans.
The Bulls march on !