As if the barren run wasn't bad enough to see Leroy Lita pop up to score 'boro's second was like a real smack in the face.
Lita's goal in the 55th minute secured the win after Sean St Ledger's first half header. If you've not seen the goal on TV yet "a knife through butter" is the phrase that springs to mind.
It doesn't get any easier either. Next up, after the international break, is a trip to West Brom on Saturday October 17th.