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Last updated : 26 July 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Gareth Southgate made three changes from the side beaten at Rangers and opted for a 4-4-2 formation at Oakwell last night. Three goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half won the game as Boro cruised to their first pre-season victory.

Yakubu scored the first a neat one-two with Maccarone. The Italian was next to score heading home after a Yakubu shot rebounded off the woodwork, following a great run from Adam Johnson. Finally Yakubu was on hand to score the third from an Emanuel Pogatetz cross.

Barnsley scored a consolation midway though the second half from Michael McIndoe.

Boro team:
Turnbull, Parnaby (Goulon), Pogatetz, Rockemback, Rigott, Ehiogu (Davies), Boateng, Parlour (Kennedy), Yakubu, Maccarone, Johnson

A Boro Reserve XI also played last night and beat York 1-0 at KitKat (Bootham) Crescent with a goal from James Morrison.

Boro XI:
Knight, Hines (Walker), Taylor (Williams), Cattermole, Wheater (Johnson), Bates, Morrison, Liddle (Grounds), Christie, Craddock, Porritt (Franks)