Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson took great satisfaction from his side`s 1-0 victory over Crewe.
Ross Draper scored the only goal of the game to settle matters for the hosts, but it could have been a different matter if not for the form of keeper Jose Veiga, who pulled off a host of fine saves - most notably to turn away a Clayton Donaldson spot-kick.
"Jose Veiga made three or four magnificent saves at the end when they brought the big lads on and threw the ball in behind us," said Simpson. "I suppose if we'd done that we'd be called `direct` but when they do it, it's called good football.
"Dario Gradi has said we were whacking the ball forward and playing for throw-ins but we didn't have any player on the pitch with a long throw.
"All I can say is that Dario Gradi told me earlier in the season that a team like Macclesfield couldn't expect to beat a team like Crewe because they had better players and he had bought our best player, but we've gone and done it again."
Simpson continued: "If Tyrone Barnett had scored and not hit a post it would have been 2-0 and cruising. That aside, Crewe are a good team and have some fabulous young players coming through, and with them beating Burton 4-1 on Saturday, it was a great result for us."