Manager Micky Adams told the press he didn’t want to “put a dampener” on the win over Wycombe but he felt the scoreline “flattered” the Valiants.
Commenting after Saturday’s win at Vale Park, Adams said: “I don’t want to put a damper on it, but I was really disappointed with how we played in the first-half. We looked a tired and leggy unit and didn’t do the right things.
“Our players were strutting around like peacocks and seemed to think they could just turn up and collect three points. It’s never that easy and I really had to get into them at half-time.
“We did do the right things in the second-half, but we shouldn’t forget the big turning points was the sending off. I know it can be difficult against ten men, but thankfully we made the pitch big to stretch Wycombe and then reaped the rewards.
“Tom Pope has scored two goals because he was in the penalty area where he should be. He didn’t get in there in the first-half and I had to remind him what his job is.”