Tom Pope scored his first of the season as Vale started the new season with a resounding home victory over Barnet. Louis Dodds and Jennison Myrie-Williams (pen) scored the other goals.
Micky Adams made two changes to his starting line-up with Clayton McDonald and Richard Duffy replacing Joe Davis and Adam Yates.
Dodds put Vale ahead on just eight minutes and Myrie-Williams made it two when Pope was brought down in the box. And in the second-half, Pope side-footed into the net to make it 3-0.
Vale: Neal, Duffy (Yates), McCombe, McDonald, Loft, Myrie-Williams, Morsy, Shuker (Burge), Vincent (Williamson), Dodds, Pope
Subs: Johnstone, Lloyd, Davis, Murphy