Boro's Under-23s began their pre-season campaign against Harrogate Town's first team at Rockliffe Park on Friday afternoon.
Graeme Lee's starting team included the likes of Brad James and Isaiah Jones, wearing Boro colours for the first time since loan spells elsewhere last season.
Tyrone O'Neill and Hayden Hackney, who featured in senior squads last season, also got minutes under their belt, while the match handed opportunities to a number of trialists.
For Harrogate, meanwhile, it was a first outing since earning promotion to the Football League for the first time in their 106-year history.
And it was the Town who bested Boro in a worthy contest, Josh Falkingham and Jack Muldoon on target for the Yorkshire club in the first period.