Boro Reserves kick-off with a draw

Last updated : 10 August 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
The Reserves fielded a youthful side with the experience of Szilard Nemeth, Massimo Maccarone and Joseph Job up front.

It was Nemeth who gave Boro the lead after 10 minutes, but Villa fought back with goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Liam Ridgewell, to go in at half time 2-1 up.

Maccarone equalised in the second half to earn a point for Boro in an overall entertaining game.

An injury sustained to Tony McMahon could rule him out of Saturday's Premiership opener against Liverpool.

Boro team:
Jones, McMahon (Craddock), Wheater, Hines (Liddle), Grounds, Kennedy, Cattermole, A Johnson, Job (Walker), Maccarone, Nemeth.