Adams: Victory flattered Vale
Port Vale boss Micky Adams admitted the result was better than the performance after his team beat 10-man Wycombe 4-1 in League Two.
The visitors led when Jo Kuffour was shown a second yellow card just before the interval and Vale took full advantage, with prolific striker Tom Pope netting twice to take his season's tally to 15.
After Saturday's win at Vale Park, Adams said: "I don't want to put a damper on it, but I was really disappointed with how we played in the first-half. We looked a tired and leggy unit and didn't do the right things.
"Our players were strutting around like peacocks and seemed to think they could just turn up and collect three points. It's never that easy and I really had to get into them at half-time.
"We did do the right things in the second-half, but we shouldn't forget the big turning points was the sending off. I know it can be difficult against 10 men, but thankfully we made the pitch big to stretch Wycombe and then reaped the rewards.
"Tom Pope has scored two goals because he was in the penalty area where he should be. He didn't get in there in the first-half and I had to remind him what his job is."