Johnson 11(p) , William 45 , Aliadiere 46
Lita 89 (RC)
Bayne 9 (RC)
IT was a day of firsts at the Riverside as Boro eased past Scunthorpe United with both sides reduced to 10 men
Middlesbrough Coyne; McMahon, Wheater, Pogatetz (Riggott 83), Hoyte, O'Neil (Capt), R Williams, Osbourne, Johnson (Yeates 70), Aliadiere (Bent 63), Lita. Subs: Steele (gk); Taylor, Arca, L Williams.
Scunthorpe United. Murphy; Mirfin, Byrne, Jones (Capt), Williams, Thompson, McCann, J Wright (Sparrow 73), O'Connor (A Wright 46), Woolford, Hayes (Forte 46). Subs: Slocombe (gk); Togwell, Spence, Canavan.
Referee Neil Swarbrick, Lancashire.
Sent-off: Byrne, 9, foul. Lita, 89, off the ball incident.
Scunthorpe United: Jones, 79, foul.
Attendance: 20,647 (1,018 Scunthorpe)
Conditions: Cold with a very light breeze.
Website Boro Man of the Match: Rhys Williams