Injury plagued forward Anton Forrester netted for the reserve side as they defeated Rotherham United 2-1.
Vale named a strong side that included experienced duo Lawrie Wilson and Adam Yates while first-teamers Joe Davis, Harry Middleton, Jack Stobbs, Billy Reeves, Dan Turner and Anthony De Freitas also started.
Forrester scored after thirteen minutes to put the Valiants ahead. Ryan Boot then made a couple of fine saves to preserve Vale’s lead until Kuda Muskwe equalised just after the break.
However, Vale sub Harry Benns netted the winner in the last ten minutes to see Vale secure another win for their reserve side.
Vale: Boot, Wilson, Yates, Davis, Ryder, Middleton, Stobbs, Reeves, Forrester, Turner, de Freitas