Supporters applaud new manager John Dempster ahead of kick-off.

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

New boss John Dempster shakes hands with a fan pre-match.
New boss John Dempster shakes hands with a fan pre-match.
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An Andy Cook header flies wide from a corner
An Andy Cook header flies wide from a corner
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Krystian Pearce's flies into the Blackburn net.
Krystian Pearce's flies into the Blackburn net.
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Matt Preston wins the header.
Matt Preston wins the header.
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