Port Vale were held to a 1-1 draw by Northampton Town.
Manager John Askey named an unchanged starting line-up after his side drew their opening game at Colchester the week before.
The Valiants started brightly and it was no surprise when they took the lead after 26 minutes.
Winger David Amoo making his home debut heading home a David Worrall corner.
The visitors hit back in first half stoppage time from a controversial corner.
A shot fizzed across the face of the area and the referee awarded a corner when no one appeared to touch the ball.
From the resulting corner, Ryan Watson headed home at the far post.
Just before kick off the new owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan received a standing ovation from fans after they were introduced on the pitch.
The club also announced legendary former manager John Rudge was to become the clubs President.
A crowd of 5,931 turned out for the game at Vale Park.
The Valiants are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Burton Albion in the first round of the Carabao Cup.