Mansfield Town failed to take advantage of playing the entire second half against ten men and were forced to settle for a draw against AFC Telford.
Lee Beevers' shot saw Stags lead but a Ryan Tafazolli own goal and a Richard Davies strike put the hosts 2-1 ahead.
A pulsating first half ended with Mansfield seemingly in control as Liam Chilvers was sent off for a foul on Jake Speight, who netted from the spot.
But the visitors were unable to make their extra man count after the break.
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AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:
"Liam is a very honest boy, he said it was minimal contact.
"Speight went down too easily and I am getting fed up with costly decisions by the referee.
"I am immensely proud of my players to have had a go and take Mansfield toe-to-toe today."
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"I think the disappointing thing for me was the way we conceded the two sloppy goals once we'd gone in front.
"But then I think second half we weren't brave - we changed the system, we went 4-4-2, put two wingers on - we made bad decisions.
"You can't have a go at the work ethic they put in today but our decision-making has got to be better."
AFC Telford United 01 Young 02 Salmon 22 Rose 27 Chilvers Dismissed 06 Davies 08 Trainer 16 St Aimie (Byfield - 90' ) 18 Leslie 19 Taylor 10 Jones Booked (Rooney - 74' ) 17 Spray (Brown - 42' ) Substitutes 25 Collister 24 Roberts 07 Rooney 21 Brown 26 Byfield Mansfield Town 01 Marriott 02 Sutton (Briscoe - 67' ) 17 Beevers 32 Tafazolli 33 Geohaghan 14 Clements 21 Murray 26 Stevenson (Meikle - 56' ) 31 Daniel 08 Speight 16 Rhead (Howell - 57' ) Substitutes 03 Thompson 05 Jones 13 Howell 07 Meikle 11 Briscoe