Tyrone O’Neill scored a double as Boro’s Under-23s beat Burnley in the Premier League Cup on Monday afternoon.
The forward netted twice after Stephen Walker had missed a penalty, Ali Koiki later pulling one back for the hosts with a spot-kick.
The victory increases the gap between the sides in Group G, Graeme Lee’s Boro team in second place and two points behind leaders Blackburn, who play Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Elsewhere over the weekend, Boro’s Under-18s lost out to Derby County at Rockliffe Park in the U18 Premier League.
Watch goals and highlights from both games in the video player above.