Mansfield made it four games unbeaten with a comfortable Blue Square Bet Premier win at Macclesfield.
The Stags took the lead just before half-time when Matt Green headed in Chris Clements' corner.
Lindon Meikle doubled their lead when he turned in Louis Briscoe's cross and Luke Jones headed home a third late on.
Charlie Henry had Macclesfield's best chances but he was twice denied by Shane Redmond as the home side slipped to a third straight defeat.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"I thought we worked extremely hard. We've come away to a really tough place.
"I think a team that had a really good home record and we've come away with a great result, but more importantly it was a good performance as well.
"I think the squad's been called into play tonight - we had two or three missing.
"The boys that have come in have done excellently, given me food for thought now for Saturday. The spirit amongst the lads at the minute is excellent."