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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

Otis Khan drills this free kick against a post.
Otis Khan drills this free kick against a post.
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An aerial battle in the Blackburn box.
An aerial battle in the Blackburn box.
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Danny Rose in second half action.
Danny Rose in second half action.
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Stags' unnamed first half wing back trialist, believed to be Jak Hickman, slices a shot wide.
Stags' unnamed first half wing back trialist, believed to be Jak Hickman, slices a shot wide.
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