Mark Ward's men made it six points secured within four days as AFC came from behind to beat relegation rivals Pickering.
After Jason White pulled off a wonder save just 30 seconds into the tie, Billy Logan struck into the bottom corner of White's net on 11 minutes to gives the hosts a crucial advantage.
But Mansfield Town loanee midfielder Keaton Ward, making his full debut for the Bulls, brought AFC back level with 10 first-half minutes remaining as he was fed through by Charlie Dawes before firing into the roof of the net from 22 yards out.
On the other side of the interval, Ollie Fearon scored his fourth goal in as many days by tucking home from 12 yards after Cameron Dear was brought down inside the penalty area.
Despite Pickering's desperate efforts to claw their way back into the game, it was the Bulls who would deliver a killing blow in injury time as Ward secured a brace on his debut and a massive three points for AFC.
Final score | Pickering Town 1-3 AFC Mansfield
Scorers | Logan (11') - Ward (35', 90'), Fearon (51' pen)
Pickering Town XI | Foulkes, Tilsley, Danby, Taylor (Barkway 82'), Turnbull, Vaulks, Logan, Thompson (Freer 89'), Blott, Dalton (Bissett 72'), Greening
Unused substitutes | McAughtrie, Davison
Yellow cards | Blott (54'), Dalton (70')
Red cards | N/A
AFC Mansfield XI | White, Marsden, Annable, D'Laryea (C), Lawrence, Broadhead, Dear, Buxton, Fearon, Ward, Dawes (Wall 62')
Unused substitutes | Ghaichem, Dudley, Crosby
Yellow cards | Fearon (26'), Marsden (71'), Ward (75'), Wall (84')
Red cards | N/A
Man-of-the-Match | Keaton Ward
Attendance | 102