John Coleman says he has had some stick for looking grumpy at post-match interviews despite Stanley victories.
But the Reds boss says he won’t change his demeanour despite watching his side chalk up their biggest win of the season on Monday.
In a terrific display of finishing, Stanley were clinical, something they hadn’t been earlier on in the season, and made it nine league games unbeaten as they begin to enter the play-off picture.
But Coleman admitted it wasn’t the best Reds show and if Macc had found their shooting boots then it could have been a different story – and that’s why he can’t always be all smiles despite picking up the three points.
"People say when they watch me do interviews after games that I always look grumpy after we have won," said the Reds chief.
"But I just want better, I demand better for myself and my team.
"In the first half we weren’t good enough. Macc were the better team and we rode our luck as they had us on the back foot.
"In the past, when teams have been on top, they have punished us but thankfully Macc didn’t punish us.
"We went in 2-0 up against the run of play but thankfully in the first half a good bit of finishing put us in a position of strength.
"I think the timing of the second goal was a body blow to Macclesfield – scoring right on half-time against the run of play.
"It gave us a big boost and left them a little bit deflated.
"Then we had a bit more freedom after the break and thankfully we have come out smiling."
There were plenty of smiles around a chilly Crown Ground but there was one dispute – over the second goal which proved the decisive moment of the game.
Stanley were already 1-0 ahead as two former Macc men combined with Kevin McIntrye finding the head of the stooping Craig Lindfield at the far post for his fourth of the season.
Then, on the stroke of half-time, a Lindfield corner bobbled around the box, came to Kevin Long who fired it goalwards and the goal was credited to him.
However, replays showed Padraig Amond got a header to help it over the line and, whatever the statistics may say, Amond is having it.
"It was definitely mine," said the midfielder, with the goal making his tally for the season to six if he is officially awarded it.
"If I hadn’t steered it in, there was a defender on the line to clear it.
"I want it even more to take it off Kevin," added Amond of his fellow Irishman.
But, apart from those two players, it didn’t matter who got the goals and they were further shared out after the break.
Charlie Barnett raced into the area and Amond had an initial shot saved by Jose Veiga but he could only push it into the path of Micah Evans who made it two in two games.
And, after missing two previous chances, Andy Procter finally got his name on the scoresheet in the final quarter of an hour.
He had taken a bad touch when clean through in the first half and then missed an open goal after Veiga spilled the ball after the break.
But he made amends from another pin-point Lindfield corner as the skipper headed home to wrap up the points.
Tom Fisher could have got a consolation for Macc but Dunbavin did well while Barnett missed a late free header as he failed to find the target and on reflection five would have been harsh on Macclesfield.
And while Coleman felt his side weren’t on top of their game overall, he was proud of their clinical finishing.
"We have been trying to encourage the players to get at the far post in the last couple of years, we have worked on it at training," said Coleman.
"In fact, we worked on heading with the strikers last week and two of the strikers got headers so you have got to be happy with that.
"Micah was a threat all game, as was Charlie Barnett especially in the second half.
"Jayden (Stockley) came on and put himself about while Podge (Amond) was smashing – his holding play and link-up play was good and I was delighted he got a goal. It was definitely his.
"And I told Andy Procter before the game he was due a goal and he could have had a couple."
Now, after four wins at home on the bounce, the Reds need to continue it into 2012.
"We built our strength last season on our home form and it had been very disappointing so far this season.
"Hopefully we have started to turn the corner and we have got that belief that we can win at home."