Boro's Under-23s were beaten 3-2 in the semi-finals of the PL Cup at Wolves on Wednesday.
Despite enjoying some decent periods in the game - and getting back on level terms after falling behind - the hosts had the more clinical touch to send them through to the final.
Lee Harkin had Wolves in front inside 60 seconds after some quick play straight from the kick-off, but Boro were level within five minutes when Calum Kavanagh delivered a good finish.
Moments later, Sonny Finch was denied by the feet of the Wolves goalkeeper after he was released free and Martin Payero also rattled the underside of the bar before half-time.
But the home side delivered a blow moments before the whistle when Luke Cundle converted a cross to restore Wolves advantage.
The second period started with a terrific save from Sol Brynn before Mark Tinkler's side enjoyed as good spell of pressure without any real opportunities.
With 20 minutes left on the clock, Brynn made a magnificent save, but he was unable to do anything when Cundle followed up for his second of the night and Wolves third.
As the clock hit the 90-minute mark, Stephen Walker converted a Dan Dodds cross to reduce the arrears, but Boro were unable find a leveller in the four minutes of stoppage time that followed, although James Lea Siliki went close with a free-kick.