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Match action gallery - Mansfield Town v Blackburn Rovers

Mansfield Town battled all the way before going down 3-1 at home to Championship club Blackburn Rovers in last night's pre-season friendly.

Here are the best of the action photographs by Howard Roe - match report and reaction at www.chad.co.uk

Ryan Sweeney puts Rovers keeper Andy Fisher under pressure.
Ryan Sweeney puts Rovers keeper Andy Fisher under pressure.
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Alex MacDonald has a superb shot blocked.
Alex MacDonald has a superb shot blocked.
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Danny Rose lays the ball off.
Danny Rose lays the ball off.
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Danny Rose under pressure.
Danny Rose under pressure.
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