Boro head to Griffin Park on Saturday to face Brentford. We take a look back at six memorable goals against the Bees.
Two goals come from two memorable wins for Boro over Saturday’s opponents, where the Teessiders secured their place at Wembley in the 2015 play-off final.
Boro came out on top in the first leg at Griffin Park and it was Fernando Amorebieta’s late winner that gave them the upper hand heading into the second leg at the Riverside.
The former Venezuela international, who was on loan at Boro from Fulham at the time, struck a left-footed shot past Brentford keeper David Button in the dying seconds to make it 2-1.
In the second leg at the Riverside, Boro sealed a trip to Wembley as they ran out 5-1 winners on aggregate.
The opening goal of the 3-0 success from Lee Tomlin makes its way into the six of the best, cooly picking his spot from the edge of the area with a curling effort.
Boro went on to face Norwich City in the nation’s capital, however it was the Canaries who were promoted to the Premier League.
Earlier in the 2014/15 campaign, Boro cruised to a 4-0 victory over Brentford at the Riverside, and captain Grant Leadbitter’s wonder strike was the pick of the bunch.
The skipper unleashed a stunning 35-yard strike to open the scoring that afternoon, with further goals coming from Albert Adomah, Patrick Bamford and Kike, with the latter’s also featuring.
The Spaniard spotted Button off his line as the ball was played through to him, and lifted it over the Bees keeper to round off a great afternoon.
Adomah helped Boro climb to second in the Championship table with his goal against the Bees in 2015.
Stuani notched a double, with a goal from Brentford’s Lasse Vibe sandwiched in between, and Adomah wrapped up the points when his first-time finish found the top left corner.
The last and oldest goal of the six comes from our second round triumph of the League Cup in 2002, as we ran out 4-1 victors at Griffin Park.
Then Boro boss Steve McClaren named a youthful side, including Stewart Downing, who scored the fourth goal.
However it was Carlos Marinelli who caught the eye that day. Having arrived from Boca Juniors in 1999, he struck a superb left-footed volley into the bottom right corner.
Noel Whelan, Mark Wilson and Downing added the other three goals, but the League Cup campaign that season ended against Ipswich Town.
The next season, Boro lifted the trophy at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium – our first major piece of silverware.