The Mariners had a comfortable win against Morecambe in a private practice game at Blundell Park this afternoon.
Town took the lead on 18 minutes when some great play and cross by Hooper found Vernon to head home.
10 minutes later it was that man Vernon again, this time the striker carved out his own chance and finished superbly from 20 yards.
JJ Hooper added a third just after the break, before Vernon added his third and Town’s fourth after the keeper fumbled a Hooper effort.
Harry Cardwell bent one in from for distance for Town’s fifth, with the visitors grabbing a consolation goal just before full-time.
Town: Killip, Clifton, Dixon, K. Osborne, Kelly, Woolford, J. Osborne, McAllister, Cardwell, Vernon, Hooper.