The Bulls ended up losing their first game in three, in yesterday's United Counties fixture against Deeping Rangers.
The official Mr Alistair Hayes started the game, with Deeping kicking off, playing from right to left.
It just took seven minutes for the Bulls to have their first chance of the game.
A early shot from McKenna Parton forced a corner for the Bulls, which was taken by Captain Joe Harrison, the cross was cleared away causing no real threat.
A few moments later Harrison and defender Ewan McKenna saw yellow cards, Harrison for a high tackle and McKenna in the melee that followed.
It was a battle in the middle of the park with the Bulls trying to get a foot hold in the game but showing plenty of promising signs without that clinical threat on goal.
However the Bulls arguably had their best chance of the game, minutes into the second half.
Attacker Tremere Lindo found himself in plenty of space with a one on one with the keeper but hits a shot directly at the keeper. A real head-in-hand moment for the Bulls.
Mansfield then found themselves a goal down inside the first ten minutes of the second half.
Deeping's Cal Davis calmly lobs keeper Adam Revuelta who was caught in no man's land.
The Bulls pressed for the equaliser and it nearly came to fruition, when McKenna Parton's curling shot which was destined for the corner of the goal was saved by the visitors keeper.
AFC Mansfield were dealt a double sucker punch towards the end of the games following two quick goals.
Goals from Elliot Foster sealed the points for our visitors.
The Bulls are back in action next weekend when they take on Ashby Ivanhoe in the UCL Knockout Development Cup at home on Saturday 9th September with a 3PM kick off time.