Winger Mark Marshall opened the scoring as Vale coasted to a 4-0 win over Plymouth Parkway.
Marshall opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a free-kick after Tom Pope was felled. Then Vale went 2-0 up in the 24th minute when Carl Dickinson continued his unusually prolific spell by netting in his second successive game
And the Valiants wrapped up the scoring in the closing minutes with a crashing drive from Ben Williamson and a late fourth from Ryan McGivern’s penalty.
Port Vale:Chris Neal, Richard Duffy (Adam Yates), Chris Robertson, Ryan McGivern, Carl Dickinson (Ryan Lloyd), Louis Dodds (Nathan Smith), Michael Brown (Ben Williamson), Steve Jennings, Michael O’Connor (Chris Birchall), Mark Marshall, Tom Pope (Colin Daniel).
Subs: Sam Johnson, Ryan Boot