The Silkmen hold a six point advantage and end 2017 at the division’s summit.
Beating second placed Sutton United 1-0 sent a clear message to everyone that Town are up there on merit - but Askey is shouting nothing from the rooftops.
The manager told the National League’s Oli Osborn that he is happy if his team keep going under the radar.
“I couldn’t be more pleased, things are going very well at the moment,” he said after another great win for the Macc.
“Its a good position to be in, but we have to keep our heads down and keep going.
“We got the early goal and it gave us a lift. It was a soft penalty, I wouldn’t have been happy if one of our players did it.
“We have got players who are learning all the time, and against teams like Sutton you really have to dig in.
“We have stood up to them and I am delighted we have ended the year with a win and top of the league.”
Match winner Danny Whitaker was in outstanding form and the 37-year-old keeps rolling back the years.
“Danny I think keeps getting younger - we call him Benjamin Button!” joked Askey.
“He’s amazing, when you see him running around like that you can only be inspired. He is a great example to everyone.”