Our Under-23s were left wondering what might have been after being edged out by Wolves in the opening game of the new league season. 

Graeme Lee's side enjoyed some good pressure against a Wolves side that included Portuguese international Nelson Semedo, but it was the home side who emerged 2-1 winners.

Austin Samuels scored a solo effort after just 16 minutes, but Boro were unfortunate not to be on level terms before the half-time whistle.

Alberto Balde was denied a certain equaliser by a great last-ditch challenge, and Hayden Hackney was thwarted by the Wolves keeper.

The lively Joe Gibson also went close before the break.

But the home side were two goals to the good just after the hour when goalkeeper Max Metcalfe conceded a penalty, and Samuels converted from the spot for his second of the night.

The arrears were swiftly reduced, Fletcher drilling the ball home after a goal-line clearance had denied a certain goal.

Fletcher was also denied by another good save as Boro pressed for a leveller before Metcalfe pulled off a good save from Jack Scott.

Six minutes of stoppage time gave hope of an equaliser, but the home side held on for the win.