While our First Team were in action away to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday evening, a strong Boro U23s side lost out on home turf to Reading.
Dimi Konstantopoulos, Grant Leadbitter, Harry Chapman and Ashley Fletcher were in action for Paul Stephenson's team, while Nathan Wood, Marcus Tavernier and Stephen Walker were also involved having represented England at various youth levels over the international break.
Fletcher swept Boro into an early lead, but the visitors hit back first through Ben House followed by a double from Josh Barrett.
Billal Brahimi, introduced from the bench having also been on international duty this week with France's U19s, struck back from range after good work from Chapman - but it wasn't enough for a share of the spoils.
Take a look at photos from the game in the gallery above.