Bradford boss Peter Taylor was not too downhearted despite a third straight league defeat at home to Macclesfield.
Ross Draper struck the only goal of the game midway through the first half at Valley Parade.
"To be fair to Macclesfield they are a good team and the last thing you need is to go a goal down against them because they pack their defence and break out quickly," said Taylor. "I thought in the second half we were terrific and with a bit of luck we would have scored. It is frustrating that we didn't score but the performance was encouraging.
"We have lost three matches in a row but the performances have been really good and it is very important that the players don't drop their heads.
"It is good we have a home match on Tuesday against Accrington. The players will look forward to it and I just hope we have a bit more luck in front of goal.
"This defeat should not affect the players' confidence. I don't expect them to be over the moon because we have lost 1-0, but I do expect them to be pleased with the way they played."