Premier League 2

Middlesbrough secure play-offs with comeback win

16 Apr 2018
Luke Armstrong, Middlesbrough

Two goals in five second-half minutes by Luke Armstrong and Connor Malley earn Boro 2-1 win over West Brom

Two goals in five minutes ensured Middlesbrough confirmed their play-off spot with a 2-1 comeback win over West Bromwich Albion in Premier League 2 Division 2.

Home side Boro fell behind after 11 minutes at the Riverside Stadium when Kyle Jameson followed up after Nathan Ferguson's shot had hit the post.

But they were level on 58 minutes when Luke Armstrong (pictured) converted substitute Mikael Soisalo’s cutback and, a minute after coming on, Connor Malley scored with his first touch.

The victory takes Middlesbrough up to third place in Division 2, on 37 points, with one match remaining.

Boro lie six points above fifth-placed Reading, who occupy the final play-off spot. They are also nine behind leaders Blackburn Rovers who can secure promotion by avoiding defeat at home to second-placed Aston Villa this evening.

West Brom remain bottom with nine points.

See: Boro report | West Brom report 

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