Vale’s injury problems have been improving and after last week’s good performance against Selkirk, Chris was able to field a more settled team.
From the start Vale were the more prominent team with the majority of possession and had most of the chances in the first half. The Rovers were still dangerous on the break and the Vale defence had to called into action on a few occasions to thwart attacks.
As has happened in many cases this season the break of the ball in the Rovers penalty box would just not fall to Vale. Vale finished the first half with a couple of players limping.
The second half resumed with two Vale substitutions, Smith for McBride and S.Stevens for J.Stevens.
This appeared to have an affect on the Vale and during the first 10 minutes they were under the cosh as Rovers were starting to take control.
However, Vale gradually started to get control again and were rewarded in the 56 minute when a knockdown in the Rovers box was volleyed home by Kerr Allan.
Vale were now in control and were playing some good football and following a corner from Kerr Allan, Shaun Stevens pounced to drive home number two in the 75 minute.
Another substitute Matt Graham was beginning to give Rovers a lot of problems on their left side and from one of his mazy runs he cut into the box and unleashed a unstoppable shot to make it 3-0 in the 83 minute.
Rover’s player Noble scored a consolation goal in the 90 minute.