Two late Port Glasgow goals on Wednesday saw the Vale fall to a 3-1 defeat in their opening Sectional League Cup game, after Mark Pawsey had originally given the Vale a 1-0 lead shortly after half time.

However, the Vale learnt their lessons from the loss and were in impressive form on Saturday to dispose of Burgh.

James Crowhurst netted twice in two first half minutes to put the Vale 2-0 ahead. His first arrived on the half hour mark when David McNaught fed Crowhurst who netted with his right foot.

Crowhurst was on the scoresheet again shortly after when he nodded home Alex Lacy’s delivery.

Vale created a number of chances but it was Burgh who were next to net as Brown scored shortly after half time to pull the scores back to 2-1.

However, Vale restored their two goal advantage in the 77th minute as Kenny Wilson headed home an Alan Brown set piece.

Burgh scored a consolation in the 90th minute but it was not enough to deny Hugh Hamill’s men three Sectional League Cup points.

Speaking after the match, the Vale manager said: “We have played a few friendlies but you can’t replicate a competitive match and Saturday’s performance was certainly an improvement on Wednesday.

“The final score of 3-2 sounds tight but it wasn’t that close — they scored with the last kick of the ball and we had a few more chances to score more.

“I’m happy we got the win and we certainly deserved it over the piece.”