McGeachy put the Vale 1-0 ahead after seven minutes before putting the icing on the cake with the fourth goal nine minutes from time, and speaking after the match, Hamill was full of praise for McGeachy and fellow goalscorer Paul Nugent.

The Vale boss said: “Lee McGeachy is a very good player and is very important for us — we know he can win games for us and he pops up and scores goals.

“He will be very important this season and Paul Nugent, who scored our second goal, also played well and was very influential.” After Nugent put Vale 2-0 ahead, Daryl Boyd pulled a goal back for Renfrew with a well taken free kick but recent signing Shaun Quinn restored Vale’s two goal lead before McGeachy added the fourth goal.

The result was Vale’s second win from their four Sectional League Cup matches and Hamill said: “The Sectional League Cup games are almost glorified friendlies but they do come with that competitive edge which is good for the players.

“I think we have done well in each of the games, we beat Johnstone Burgh away, were edged out by Port Glasgow and were robbed by Greenock before beating Renfrew but we have improved with each game and that is all I can ask for.” Hamill’s attention now turns towards the league campaign with the first game of the league season this Saturday at Millburn against Rossvale.

Ahead of the game Hamill is still looking for another striker, to replace Scott Arthur, but he said: “Rossvale have a new manager and a lot of new players so it is difficult to tell how good, bad or otherwise they will be but we are at home so we will be going out to win the game and we believe we can do that.

“We would like to add another forward player so we just need to keep our ear to the ground for that.

“We are happy with the squad we’ve got and it is no disrespect to the players we have — we would just like to add some competition to make sure there is pressure on every position.”