Trialist AJ Leitch-Smith scored a brace as Vale earned a comfortable win over Kidsgrove on Wednesday evening.
Colin Daniel added yet another friendly goal as he gave Vale an early lead. Defender Ryan McGivern made it 2-0 on 15 minutes and Chris Birchall made it 3-0 just after the break.
Then AJ Leitch-Smith, on as a sub, scored two late goals to put the gloss on Port Vale’s win.
Vale (starting eleven): Johnson, Purkiss, Dickinson, Grant, Smith, McGivern, Birchall, Brown, Daniel (Leitch-Smith, 45), Campion (Dodds, 45), Lloyd.
Vale (after 60 minutes): Neal, Yates, Streete, Duffy, Deen-Conteh, Moore, Foley, O’Connor, Kelly, Dodds, Leitch-Smith.