Bulls boss Mark Ward was pleased with how his side reacted to going two men down in their 1-1 draw at Wisbech.
Cameron Dear opened the scoring for AFC when his free-kick took a wicked deflection and beat Connell in the Wisbech net, but red cards on either side of half-time for skipper Pat Lindley and Ollie Fearon allowed the hosts back into the game and to take a point from a better Bulls side.
"To have nine men for 35/40 minutes, I can't fault the lads at all with their work rate, desire and togetherness to see the game out," Ward said after the draw at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium.
"I know we were one-nil up but to get a result out of it in the end, I'm very proud of the lads and I'm more than happy with a point.
"We had chances before the (first) sending off and we could have been three or four up - one was cleared off the line, one hit the post, Cam (Dear) had a one-on-one."
New player and assistant manager Jon Froggatt had far from the least interesting game to make his debut on late in the game, and he liked what he has seen from the team so far: "I've been here a week now and trained a few times, and I can see the togetherness in the changing room and the togetherness they've shown out there today.
"If they show that togetherness week in, week out, then I know that group of lads won't have a problem in this league."
Fans can watch the full post-match interview on Bulls TV.