On-loan Peterborough United forward Idris Kanu said it was a proud moment to score his first-ever goal in the Football League.
Kanu scored in injury time during a 1-1 draw with Exeter City to spark wild celebrations among Vale players.
The youngster told the official Port Vale website: “I’m buzzing – I’ve been waiting a long time to get a goal and it’s my first league goal so it’s a proud moment for me.
“Connell flicked it back post, then Smudge headed it against the cross-bar and then it just landed to me. I was already smiling before I headed it.”