FOR the second time in four seasons Boro have exited the Carling Cup in round two at the hands of a Nottingham team, tonight squandering a lead away to Forest
Nottingham Forest: Smith; Gunter, Morgan, Chambers, Davies (Tyson 66), Anderson (McGoldrick 79), Majewski, McKenna (Capt), Cohen, Earnshaw (Adebola 79), Blackstock. Unused subs: Camp (gk); Garner, Fairclough, Mitchell.
Middlesbrough Coyne; Hoyte, Wheater, Huth (Capt), Taylor, Yeates, Williams, Arca (Bennett 105), A Johnson, Emnes (Lita 65), Aliadiere (Franks 83). Unused subs: Steele (gk); McMahon, Hines, Grounds.
Referee: Kevin Wright
Nottingham Forest: Gunter, 74, ungentlemanly conduct.
Attendance: 8,838 (1,721 Boro)
Conditions: Warm and dry with no breeze.
Website Boro Man of the Match: At times an average team performance, but David Wheater won most things at the back.