Gary Roberts fired his first Port Vale goal to earn his team a 1-0 home victory over Aldershot at Vale Park on Saturday.
The home side made a strong and confident start to this League Two clash and they were rewarded with the winning goal in the 10th minute.
Roberts fired a 20-yard shot from Tommy Fraser's pass and the ball took a deflection to leave Shots keeper Jamie Young helpless.
Aldershot recovered from their shaky opening as Manny Panther headed narrowly wide from close range and Anthony Straker forced a smart stop from Stuart Tomlinson.
The visitors were the better side in the second half and Straker squandered a great chance to equalise when he headed horribly wide from six yards following Marvin Morgan's pinpoint cross in the 56th minute.
But Vale stood strong and substitute Louis Dodds was denied a second by a brilliant last minute save from Young.