Mboro vs Barnsley
Sky Bet Chship
7:45pm Wednesday 27th November
Ashley Fletcher scored to finish the 10-match winless run as they secured a victory at the Riverside Stadium of Middlesbrough.
The Tykes stay bottom and without a win since the opening weekend of this year having neglected to make his first point since taking over to boss Gerhard Struber.
For the third time in 19 matches after half-time under head coach Jonathan Woodgate after Fletchers winner eight minutes middlesbrough emerged with a triumph.
The prior Barnsley loan celebrity, who scored in the 2-2 draw with Hull on Sundayhit his fourth goal of the year.
It ended up being a game between both Sky Bet Championship teams with the longest winless played on a wet and cold night on Teesside and runs in the branch.
Middlesbrough needed a break but are short of seasoned alternatives, left-back Hayden Coulson and young goalkeeper Aynsley Pears were replacements for the injured Darren Randolph and suspended Marvin Johnson.
The conditions, with water every time that the player kicked at the ball , did not help either group and it imposed a blow to Middlesbroughs Anfernee Dijksteel within 23 minutes after he jarred his knee.
There has been a historical chance at both ends. Pears allow the cross slide of Dimitri Cavare from his grasp following the full-back got to the byline and Lewis Dimitri and Jonny Howson had to block attempts.
In the opposite end, Britt Assombalonga appeared to have scored. He darted over goalkeeper beyond also his shot and Bambo Diaby Samuel Radlinger needed to be hooked apparent by Ben Williams online.
This was as near as the break was obtained before by side, and Assombalonga limping down the tunnels sight was not what Middlesbroughs frustrated fans wanted to watch in the half-time whistle.
The 15m man did go back to the area and he had been to play a role that is critical, but Middlesbrough were about the rear foot straightaway. Within four minutes, Jacob Brown curled an effort against the crossbar as Barnsley made the house crowd more nervous.
However, Assombalonga was included in the opener. His pass down the line had to finish where it failed but Cavare allowed Marcus Tavernier to the ball.
It was rolled by tavernier on Fletcher, whose initial touch led to Mads and Radlinger Andersen slipping, and the former Barnsley man was the easy job of tapping into the net.
Without examining Pears Barnsley pushed temporarily Then after which as Middlesbrough clinched greatest points since September 14 Radlinger needed to make a variety of saves to refuse Assombalonga and Coulson double.