Vale to face Carlisle in the JPT

Port Vale have been handed a home match against League Two side Carlisle United in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy.

The tie will be played week commencing Monday 31st August.

Vale last played Carlisle in League One in 2014 with Vale triumphing 2-1 at Vale Park. The goals came from departed strike duo Ben Williamson and Tom Pope.

The sides also met in the JPT in 2010 with the game ending 2-2 and Carlisle triumphing 4-2 on penalties.