Saturday's attendance of 33,806 at the Riverside Stadium put the Teessiders on the map as hitting the highest outside of the Premier League throughout the 2015/16 season.

It's the second year running that Boro have managed this, with last year's final day game against Brighton hitting 33,381 and also being the highest attendance in the Football League of the 2014/15 season.

Staff and fans worked tirelessly last week to lay out 30,000 red and white flags on seats all around the Riverside to create a carnival-like atmosphere for the players walking out from the tunnel and we would like to send a big thank you from all at MFC and the Twe12th Man for your efforts.

The atmosphere and noise was deafening and Boro fans lifted the roof when Cristhian Stuani's opener hit the back of the net.

Those in the away end found themselves completely drowned out even after Dale Stephens' header got the Seagulls back on level terms in the second half.

An injury to Gaston Ramirez meant that eight minutes were added on at the end of the game but the stadium continued to bounce until Dimi leapt to catch a long ball into the box and promotion was confirmed with Mike Dean's whistle.