Manager Rob Page says that he was “very impressed” with opponents Carlisle United after Vale’s narrow 1-0 JPT win.
Page told the media: “It’s good to win games when you don’t play well or at least to the standards we’ve set this season – and we did short fall of those standards.
They came and tried to pass the ball and play and we just had to get the balance right at half-time…
“Credit must go to them as well. They came and tried to pass the ball and play and we just had to get the balance right at half-time.
“I watched their game against Hartlepool at the weekend and I was very impressed with Carlisle. We knew we had to defend the box because their long throws and corners are strong. They’re very good at attacking set plays.
“Thankfully we came out on top.”