Aldershot manager Kevin Dillon felt Macclesfield were sharper up front than his side after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat.
The Silkmen moved into the top half of the table thanks to their fourth successive home League Two victory.
A goal in either half handed Gary Simpson's men a comfortable margin, although it was a game that should have been put to bed by the break.
Dillon said: "I thought we played well in the second half and had them under pressure for long periods of the game.
"The difference was their forwards were a lot sharper in the box but for 15 minutes we dominated.
"Their keeper had to make a couple of outstanding saves and if we'd equalised I think we could have gone on to win the game. But I would have liked to see far more challenges in their box."