Andrew Barrowman's superb 25-yard strike gave Keith Bertschin's side a 15th minute lead in the re-arranged Barclays Premiership Reserves League (north) fixture at Central Avenue, Billingham but the hosts equalised through Danny Graham with just 12 minutes of the game remaining.
Boro: Jones; Liddle, Grounds, Cattermole, Cooper, Wheater, Owens, Kennedy, Graham, Craddock, Johnson (Clough 85). subs: Knight, Robson, Langthorne, Thompson.
Blues: Doyle; Cottrill, Painter, Oji, Bruce, Alsop, Wright, Hall, Barrowman, Kuqi, Birley. subs: Blake, Bagnall, Howland, Hinks, Howell.