Vale were held to a draw by Shrewsbury in a dour Saturday lunchtime encounter at the Greenhous New Meadow.
Micky Adams named an unchanged eleven from the team that defeated Colchester, while former Vale keeper Joe Anyon was named in the Shrews starting line-up.
In a mostly forgettable first-half, the only incident of note was an injury to Tom Pope which saw him replaced by Gavin Tomlin. Neither side had any clearcut chances with Shrewsbury’s Joseph Mills coming closest with a drive on the half-hour.
Vale started brigher in the second period but again chances were at a premium. Vale made changes bringing on pacy duo Williamson and Myrie-Williams.
Vale were on top after that changes but that didn’t stop the home side having the best chance of the game but Eaves missed a free header with ten minutes remaining.
And that was largely that as a mostly forgettable encounter was brought to an end.
Vale: Neal, Yates, Grimmer, Davis, Dickinson, Loft, Griffith (Myrie-Williams), Lines, Jones, Pope (Tomlin), Hugill (Williamson)
Subs: Johnson, Birchall, Knott, Dodds