THERE'S no doubt Akpo Sodje enjoyed his first return to the Galpharm Stadium.
The former Town player who left for Darlington at the end of the 2004-05 season admitted: "You always dream of scoring against your old club, but to do it twice was special."
Sodje, 27, who played for Town at the same time as older brother Efe, added: "I've certainly nothing against Town.
"They gave me my break in league football and I'll always be grateful.
"But while it was good to come back and see some familiar faces, both on the field and off, I'm a Port Vale player now.
"I'm happy with my recent form and happy with that of the team."
Of his goals, Sodje said: "The first was down to a great through ball by Danny Sonner, and really, I just had to swing my left foot.
"As for the second, it was great work on the right by Malvin Kamara, and his cross was perfect for me to head in."
Vale are 12th in the table, three places and three points above Town, and Sodje commented: "We've hit some solid form of late and I think we deserved at least a point today.
"We were disappointed to concede twice, but we responded well both times and had chances to have taken all three points.
"We've been putting in some extra training sessions recently and I think our fans (there were 426 in a crowd of 10,313) will have noticed the benefits.
"We'll keep on working hard between now and May and see how high up the table we can finish.
"Whatever the position, I think we have the nucleus of a side who can make a genuine challenge for promotion next season."