Vale started the game without a recognised centre forward and had Sean Stewart leading the line.
Strollers started the game with the strong wind at their backs and were intent on playing long balls initially.
However, as the game progressed it was Vale who were on the ascendancy, with the front line creating problems in the Strollers defence with their quick movements and slick play.
Their good play was rewarded in the 18 minute when Stewart was allowed one on one with the goalkeeper and slotted the ball past him.
Vale were then denied a good penalty shout when Patterson appeared to be brought down.
Vale were award a penalty in the 38 minute when Stewart was taken down in the area.
Kerr Allan’s spot kick was saved by the goalkeeper, however he followed up and scored with the rebound.
Vale had a few chances to put the game to bed, but unfortunately missed them
Strollers started the second half more positive and although having a fair degree of pressure, the Vale goal was rarely threatened.
Strollers problems were increased in the 55 minute when their centre back Jack Verth was dismissed for elbowing Sean Stewart.
The rest of the game was played out with the Strollers pressing and the Vale hitting on the break.
Despite a few chances at both ends there was no further scoring.
The sponsor Man of the Match was awarded to Sean Stewart