Manager Gary Simpson paid tribute to former boss Keith Alexander after Macclesfield all but secured safety with a battling 1-1 draw against Burton.
Nat Brown headed the Silkmen in front but despite dominating the game they failed to find a second goal and were pegged back when veteran striker Matthew Tipton glanced past his own keeper.
Simpson was quick to praise Alexander for his work at the club, saying: "Me and the big man have started something here and it's something I really want to finish. The players know me, I had a hand in bricking them in and I feel we can go on strongly from here."
He added: "We've got nine first-team players out but still produced a very strong performance and it shows the character of the lads and the squad we put together."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms