The Bulls though looked just as good with 10 men and continued to take the game to Stamford. Captain Chris Timons was unlucky when his header came back off the post from a Jimmy Ghaichem cross. Ghaichem was having a superb game and was causing Stamford all sorts of problems to such an extent that the extra man was used to double up on him.
The Referee eventually evened it up sending off Stamford Captain Jordan Smith for an off the ball elbow on Jimmy Ghaichem. From the resulting free-kick Bradshaw clipped the bar with a curling effort that had beaten Donkin.
The game looked to be heading for a replay and in fairness both teams deserved another crack at it. But the final say came from a referee that neither side took a shine to and its Stamford who will be in the draw on Monday. Ghaichem won a header in his own box and off balance fell on the floor with the ball traveling 10 yards away, as he rolled over to get up Brown-Hill tripped over his legs and unbelievably the referee pointed to the spot.
Video courtesy of Darren Shaw
As Chairman Andy Saunders had said earlier “Some teams have been around for a hundred years and never got this far in the competition. As for The Bulls they have the FA Vase to go for and will be looking to get a run going in that. Before that the small matter of Worksop Town visiting The Forest Town Arena next Saturday, which promises to be another entertaining game.
AFC Mansfield: White, Plummer, Dudley, Allott, Timions (C), D’Laryea, Williams (Karkach 82), Cotton, Fearon, Bradshaw, Ghaichem. Subs not used: Wilson, Madin, Annable, Wright & Naylor.
Referee: Mr Robbie Dadley (Leics.)
Assistants: Mr Adam Brierley-Lewis (Leics.) & Mr Anthony Quinn (Leics.)
MoM: Jimmy Ghaichem