Alex Jones scored his sixth goal of the season, Martin Paterson scored his second in two games and Remie Streete hit his third of the season as Vale downed Millwall on Tuesday night.
Manager Bruno Ribeiro made two changes bringing back Sam Foley in place of Pereira and handing Sam Hart a first League start in place of Jerome Thomas.
The Valiants got off to a perfect start as Alex Jones was found by Ben Purkiss and he showed great control before drilling the ball home to give Vale the lead on four minutes.
Full debutant Sam Hart was looking impressive but it was the Vale defence who were to the fore next as Millwall pushed for an equaliser and the Valiants were grateful for some safe handling from goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.
However, despite the Millwall pressure, the Vale managed to hold on to take their lead into the interval. As the teams entered the tunnel the referee received a round of boos from the home fans for some overly-fussy officiating.
Vale started brightly in the second-half and Martin Paterson scored for the second successive game – his first at Vale Park – to double the Valiants’ lead on the hour mark. And Vale made all three points safe when impressive central defender Remie Streete netted his third of the season.
The Valiants could even have made it four in the closing stages but sub Rigino Cicilia missed a one-on-one opportunity. However, it was the visitors who scored as the ref spotted a handball and Lee Gregory scored from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 with six minutes left.
But there was to be no late drama as Vale closed out the game to record a highly impressive sixth straight home win of the season.