Manager Micky Adams said that the performance against Doncaster was “as good a performance, as we’ve produced while I’ve been manager.”Adams told the official Port Vale website: “That’s as good a performance, as we’ve produced while I’ve been manager. Looking at the football we played, the opportunities we made and the defending not only as a back five, but as a whole team, we were excellent.
“We conceded a goal from a deflection and it went over the top of Sam Johnson, but except for that, I think it was a perfect performance.
“You have to remember as well that we were playing a good side. Doncaster were pre-season favourites, so it was never going to be easy and we were playing against a Paul Dickov side, so we knew they’d come out to try and upset the second half.
“I’m disappointed that we couldn’t add to the tally of goals we got in the first half but generally we were very pleased.”