New signings Gavin Tomlin (pictured) and Kaid Mohammed scored their first Vale goals as the Valiants hit nine goals past Norton United in their first friendly game.
Vale, who named a different starting XI for each half started with all three new signings – Robertson, Tomlin and Mohammed.
Mohammed duly opened the scoring and Doug Loft made it 2-0 after 17 minutes. Tomlin made it three on 26 minutes and trialist Liam Dickinson hit two goals before the break to make it 5-0 at half-time.
Vale introduced five members of their Development squad for the second half as they changed the entire playing eleven.
And Vale started the second period as they did the first with Ben Williamson netted Vale’s sixth after 48 minutes.
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Norton managed to stem the Vale tide for the next 29 minutes until Louis Dodds made it a magnificent seven for the Vale with three minutes remaining. And in the dying seconds, Tom Pope made it eight and development squad member Tambini made it nine.
That wrapped up the scoring as Vale started their warm-up for the season in free-scoring fashion.
Vale first-half: Neal, Duffy, Chilvers, Robertson, Lloyd, Myrie-Williams, Shuker, Loft, Mohammed, Tomlin, Mohammed
Vale second-half: Johnson, Yates, Davis, Price, Morris, Dodds, O’Neil, Tambini, Carvalho, Pope, Williamson