Bury boss Alan Knill hailed his side's character after they battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Macclesfield.
Richard Butcher put Macclesfield ahead after 29 minutes and Dan Gray capped a dream debut with a goal in the 69th minute to double their lead.
But with just eight minutes left Ryan Lowe set up a grandstand finish when he drove powerfully into the top corner of Jose Veiga's net, and six minutes later substitute Lenell John-Lewis was on hand to finish off some concerted pressure from the Shakers.
"I think on the balance of play we deserved something," said Knill. "It's obviously frustrating to be 2-0 down, but I have to say that again the players were fantastic.
"Other than going forward we got what we deserved, although we nearly won it at the end, but that would have been very unfair on them. You have to give them some credit. It's not all plain sailing football. I wish some people would remember that. We've got no divine right to beat anybody.
"We're not the biggest club in the league but it's frustrating when you walk off at half time 1-0 down and you're booed. We're third in the league and I don't know what we have to do, but we are trying. The substitutes had an effect. If you're going to put someone on they have to have an impact and they did."