Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson was delighted as the Silkmen picked up their first ever win at Crewe with a 1-0 victory.
Ross Draper opened the scoring in the 19th minute and the visitors hung on as the Alex hit the upright twice in the last ten minutes.
Simpson said: "We were tremendous. We dug in, worked hard and hung in there. It's the first time we have taken points here and I am delighted with that.
"I am so happy for the lads, but it was a bit like Emergency Ward 10 by the end with all our injuries, and people running on empty.
"When you are only one-up you expect them to come at you and we were hanging on in the end but you have to do that against good teams like Crewe.
"We're not going to get carried away. The game has a habit of biting you on the bum so we are just going to focus on getting 50 points and see what happens from there."