Entering the final 10 minutes and substitute Simon Poole fire wide of the target.
Another excellent delivery from Yates found Buxton on 87 minutes. Buxton wriggled his way past 2 defenders before eventually firing past Hagreen from the edge of the 6-yard box.
Unlike the previous week at Parkgate, AFC held onto this lead and took the points. The Bulls have a quick turnaround when they visit Staveley MW on Wednesday with both teams having played the same games and have the same points only goal difference separates them. It should be a cracker.
AFC Mansfield: Sheppard, Plummer, Dudley, Allott (Wilson 88), Timons, D’Laryea, Yates, Lloyd, Naylor (Karkach 82), Buxton, Ghaichem. Subs not used: Williams, Paling & Annable.
Garforth Town: Hagreen, Leach, Allsop (Kitson 66), Beaston (C), Donaghue, McCrum, McMurrough (Poole 57), Rose, Simpson (Hunter 79), Hamilton, Dhesi.
Sub not used: Turner
Referee: Mr Paul Buck (Long Eaton)
Assistants: Mr James Thornhill(Ilkeston) & Mr Kieran Shaw (Nottingham)
Supporters MoM: Phil Buxton