Bradford interim manager Peter Jackson was delighted with the performance of his team as they delivered him an early birthday present with a 1-0 win over Macclesfield.
James Hanson netted to the only goal in the 24th minute, heading home from Gareth Evans` cross to move the Bantams up to 15th in League Two.
Jackson said: "Only 1,500 people saw it but for me it's one of my top five victories ever as a manager. It's my 50th birthday on Wednesday and we've moved five places up the league so I couldn't be happier.
"I'm just incredibly proud, so proud of my players. It was an excellent performance throughout, we are very strong defensively and but for a little bit more quality in the right areas would have won more comfortably, but in truth they never really troubled us at all."
On his chances of getting the permanent manager`s job a Valley Parade, he added: "Whether Peter Jackson gets the full-time job at Bradford or not is down to whether we pick up three points on Saturdays and Tuesdays and at least that's another three points on my CV.
"It won't be because of how I pulled the club together behind the scenes. I know that it will be just down to results. But I have a tremendous affinity with this club and have had fantastic support from everyone behind the scenes, from the fans and most importantly here from the players as well."