Josh Coburn’s first senior goal against Sheffield Wednesday moved Boro closer to setting a new club record.
Neil Warnock’s side have been sharing the goals amongst the squad this season - and Coburn was the 20th player to net for Boro in the league throughout the campaign.
That moves Boro level with the previous club record for unique goalscorer in a league campaign, set in 2012/13. There were no own goals scored in Boro’s favour that season, though, whereas this time out there have been three, one short of another record set in 2004/05.
No fewer than 11 Boro players have netted their first league goal for the club this season, including eight in the last 15 games.
The fewest number of scorers in a league season came exactly 50 years ago in 1970-71, when only seven players managed to find the net. John Hickton (25) Hugh McImoyle (13), Derrick Downing (11) and Joe Laidlaw (7) were responsible for 56 of Boro's 60 goals.
The victory over Sheffield Wednesday also confirmed that no team can do a league double over Boro this season.