And while manager Hugh Hamill is delighted with his team’s goalscoring exploits, he was just as pleased with Saturday’s clean sheet. After recent 3-3 draws with Blantyre Victoria and Port Glasgow, the Vale put four past St Rochs last week but Saturday’s win was the Vale’s first league clean sheet since September.

Hamill said: “Certainly goalscoring hasn’t been a problem for us but with Brian Wardle being out for the last month it is good to get Paul Nugent coming in and him playing gives us a bit of experience at the back.” The Vale boss admitted they weren’t up against the toughest of opposition but he was happy with the performance from his team, he said: “Newmains aren’t the strongest team in the league but you can only beat what is in front of you.

“It was 5-0 at half time so we certainly went about the job in the right way.” Hamill handed a debut to former Dumbarton captain Nugent and he and his new team mates got off to a flying start when they took the lead after just 12 minutes when Adam Monaghan was on the end off a Scott Arthur ball to send a right footed shot into the net.

10 minutes later Monaghan turned provider when he crossed for new signing Nugent who doubled the Vale’s lead with a header.

David McNaught then added his name to the scoresheet in the 35th minute and just three minutes later Alan Brown made it four with a trademark free kick.

Brown then got his second on the stroke of half time to send the Vale in at the break with a commanding 5-0 lead.

Hamill’s men didn’t let up after the break with Brown completing his hat-trick six minutes into the half with a long range shot to complete the scoring.

The Vale are now unbeaten in four matches and Hamill was delighted with the outcome while he is looking to continue the run next Saturday.

He added: “Saturday’s game was done at half time so it gave us an opportunity to take Scott Arthur off as he has been carrying a bit of a knee injury so it would have been silly keeping him on and it gave us the chance to give young Lee McGeachy a half.

“Our new loan signing, Harry McLaughlan from Yoker, has been doing well, the two games we have played since he came in we have won 4-1 and 6-0 so I think we are looking pretty good.

“We play Rossvale next week, they have a new manager and they won on Saturday but we will want to keep the winning run going and I don’t think we’ll be too far away.”