Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson felt his side's finishing had undermined a determined effort that warranted three points following their 1-1 home draw against 10-man Lincoln.
Stephen Hunt gave Lincoln a first-half lead but Sam Wedgbury's first goal of the season late on rescued a point for the Silkmen, after the visitors had seen Ben Hutchinson sent off for two yellow card offences.
Simpson said: "It would have been a travesty if we'd have lost that one. If it was a boxing match it would have been stopped in the first round.
"A bit more composure and we would have won it comfortably. The second half was so one-sided we must have had 80 or 90% of the play, and they scored just one fantastic goal. We've played better and lost and we've played worse and won.
"The players wanted it bad for the gaffer (Keith Alexander) and for Richard Butcher and I think they felt they had let themselves down in the first half. But I got them going at half-time and in the second half it was just one-way traffic."
On Wedgbury, he added: "Sam Wedgbury can certainly play. He asked to go out on loan earlier in the season and I wasn't so bothered. But I did say he could only go for one month because I knew I was going to need him later in the season. He's got fantastic energy and that's what you need when the pitches are hard."