There was plenty of pride on Teesside on Tuesday night as a team full of promising youngsters battled back to earn passage to the next round of the Carabao Cup.
Boro's Academy enjoys a sterling reputation across the country, and one that will only have been enhanced after out victory over Notts County.
Two of those youngsters made history - Nathan Wood as our youngest-ever player and Enes Mahmutovic as the first Luxembourg international to score a professional goal in this country.
Another who was once making a name as one of Boro's youngest-ever players was happy to pass on the baton to a former student...
There were some new names for Boro fans to get excited by.
Not forgetting another debutant, Andy Lonergan, who was Boro's hero in the shootout with two saves!
Four matches in, nine goals and an unbeaten record so far this season - plenty to look forward to for Boro fans, starting with Saturday's appointment at Ashton Gate.