After the match Locos co boss Scott Buchan said: “We played well which was important, as was getting a victory, as we were well aware their new manager would want to do well.
“It was two well taken goals to ensure the win and very important to come away with a clean sheet with Scott Mathieson between the sticks.
“Martin Bavidge came back into the line up after missing the last game through injury and his experience up front was important. Even after going two behind, the Vale players never gave up but I felt we came through comfortably.”
This Saturday, on the back of a midweek away fixture at Keith, Locos look forward to the big local derby against lowly Huntly. Kick off is at 3pm.