Development squad members Wilson Carvalho (pictured) and Jordan Hugill scored as a youthful Valiants side defeated Market Drayton.
Vale took the lead through former Fulham winger Carvalho on the stroke of half-time and Hugill, a graduate of the Glenn Hoddle academy, stretched their lead on 75 minutes.
The home side then pulled a goal back on 78 minutes but were unable to force a draw.
Vale: Johnson, Alexander, Jefford, O’Neill, Price, Morris, Osborne (Swarby 77), Wright (Beesley 77), Hugill, Tambini, Carvalho
Subs: Boot, Smith, Lander, M.Davies