And Vale manager Glover admitted the dismissals had been decisive in the League Two contest.
"We were atrocious in the first half," said Glover. "My players looked frightened to death and we were fortunate to get to half-time on level terms.
"Obviously the sendings off gave us another leg up and we are just delighted to get the three points and send the fans home happy."
"At half-time we just told the players to have some belief and be men. Danny (Glover) had a nightmare in the first half, but so did a good many more of them. He will always attract more criticism than most because he's my son, but the goal gave him a boost and he played very well after that."