Ben Whitfield has pressed his case for a first-team start with the winning goal in Vale reserves’ 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers.
A strong Vale reserve side included the likes of Dan Turner, Leon Legge, Tom Conlon, Cristian Montano and David Worrall. Recent loan signings Kyle Howkins, Callum Whelan and Toby Edser also played.
Whitfield hit the winner in the first-half after a pass from Conlon but the Valiants were grateful for a number of sharp saves from Sam Hornby as they kept a clean sheet.
Port Vale: Hornby, Pugh, Howkins, Legge, Whelan (Green-Birch, 45), Edser, Turner, Conlon (Benns, 85), Montano, Worrall, Whitfield (Elliott, 53)
Unused Subs: Blight, Jackson