Tuncay enjoyed a fine debut as Bolton overcame a stern test from League Two side Macclesfield.

The Silkmen took an early lead when Bolton's stand-in goalkeeper Adam Bogdan hesitated to allow striker Emile Sinclair to nip in and score.

Kevin Davies came on at the break but it was Tuncay who levelled when he volleyed in a Joe Riley cross.

Tuncay then sent Martin Petrov clear down the left and the Bulgarian drove in the winner.

Bolton had been made to wait for almost two weeks for a work permit to come through to allow 29-year-old Turkey international Tuncay to finalise his move from German side Wolfsburg.

He started up front alongside Robbie Blake and could have scored in the opening minutes but fired over from Petrov's cross.

And it was Macclesfield who took the lead in the 11th minute.

Tony Diagne's through-ball allowed Sinclair to sprint clear, round Bogdan, and slot into an empty net.

Blake, Darren Pratley, Chris Eagles and Zat Knight all went close before Tuncay equalised in the 56th minute with an acrobatic volley.

Extra-time was looming but Tuncay then released Petrov to race clear and fire in a late winner.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Bolton

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 03 Alonso (Blakeman - 54' )
  • 12 Knight
  • 31 Wheater Booked
  • 39 Riley
  • 07 Eagles (K Davies - 46' )
  • 10 Petrov (O'Halloran - 78' )
  • 16 M Davies
  • 21 Pratley
  • 09 Tuncay
  • 20 Blake

Substitutes

  • 26 Lainton
  • 05 Cahill
  • 33 Connolly
  • 38 Blakeman
  • 14 K Davies
  • 17 Klasnic
  • 36 O'Halloran

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 03 Tremarco
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne
  • 16 Brisley
  • 24 Hewitt
  • 04 Kay Booked
  • 07 Chalmers (Mendy - 70' )
  • 08 Draper
  • 17 Wedgebury (Hamshaw - 74' )
  • 09 Sinclair (Mukendi - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Mills
  • 02 Bateson
  • 12 Mendy
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 10 Mukendi
  • 15 Grant
  • 23 Tomlinson
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 6,777

Match Stats

Shots

20 7

On target

8 3

Corners

15 6

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +1:20

Tuncay Sanli decides to take a short corner.

89:05

Michael O'Halloran challenges Shaun Brisley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Brisley takes the free kick.

88:07

David Wheater fouled by Matthew Hamshaw, the ref awards a free kick. David Wheater takes the direct free kick.

87:30

Effort on goal by Michael O'Halloran from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

85:44

Unfair challenge on Adam Blakeman by Vinny Mukendi results in a free kick. Adam Blakeman takes the free kick.

83:14

Michael O'Halloran challenges Shaun Brisley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

82:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tuncay Sanli from the right by-line, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

81:36

Robbie Blake takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

80:51

Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Blake, Jose Veiga makes a save.

80:18

Robbie Blake takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Vinny Mukendi.

79:43

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw, clearance made by David Wheater.

77:33 Substitution

Substitution Martin Petrov goes off and Michael O'Halloran comes on.

73:45 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Hamshaw replaces Sam Wedgbury.

73:00

The assist for the goal came from Tuncay Sanli.

73:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Petrov - Bolton 2 - 1 Macclesfld Goal scored by Martin Petrov from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 2-1 Macclesfield.

71:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line.

70:52

Unfair challenge on Robbie Blake by Arnaud Mendy results in a free kick. Robbie Blake takes the direct free kick. Unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury by Robbie Blake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.

69:29

Adam Bogdan takes the direct free kick.

69:29 Substitution

Substitution Arnaud Mendy is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Chalmers.

69:29 Booking

Booking Scott Kay is given a yellow card.

69:20

Scott Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tuncay Sanli.

68:23

Robbie Blake takes a shot. Elliott Hewitt gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

67:35

Foul by Elliott Hewitt on Adam Blakeman, free kick awarded. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

65:59

Shot by Martin Petrov. Save by Jose Veiga. Inswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line.

65:35

Corner taken by Tuncay Sanli from the right by-line.

65:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wheater by Vinny Mukendi. Adam Blakeman restarts play with the free kick.

62:17

Darren Pratley has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

60:48

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Wedgbury.

59:26

Joe Riley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vinny Mukendi. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Hewitt.

57:50

Corner taken by Martin Petrov played to the near post. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the right by-line to the near post.

57:50 Substitution

Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Vinny Mukendi coming on for Emile Sinclair.

55:21

Assist on the goal came from Robbie Blake.

55:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Tuncay Sanli - Bolton 1 - 1 Macclesfld Tuncay Sanli grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 1-1 Macclesfield.

54:26

Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov, Ross Draper manages to make a clearance.

53:51 Substitution

Substitution (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Adam Blakeman coming on for Marcos Alonso.

50:56

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Davies replaces Chris Eagles.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:49

The referee blows for offside. Jose Veiga takes the indirect free kick.

43:52

Mark Davies has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

42:50

Corner taken by Martin Petrov, Elliott Hewitt manages to make a clearance.

39:48

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov, Tuncay Sanli has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

38:33

Joe Riley takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Jose Veiga.

37:10

The referee blows for offside against Tuncay Sanli. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

35:32

Robbie Blake produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Shaun Brisley.

34:35

Scott Kay challenges Tuncay Sanli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tuncay Sanli takes the direct free kick.

33:23

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Eagles, Tuncay Sanli has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

31:01

Close range header by Nathaniel Brown misses to the right of the target.

30:21

Ross Draper takes a shot. Mark Davies gets a block in.

29:19

Martin Petrov produces a drilled left-footed shot from inside the box and strikes the post.

28:28

Martin Petrov is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Elliott Hewitt.

27:09

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Adam Bogdan makes a save.

26:23

Joe Riley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne. Carl Tremarco restarts play with the free kick.

25:07

Free kick taken by Lewis Chalmers.

25:07 Booking

Booking David Wheater is shown a yellow card.

25:02

David Wheater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emile Sinclair.

23:05

Effort from the edge of the area by Sam Wedgbury goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:24

Centre by Darren Pratley. Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Headed effort on goal by Zat Knight from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

19:54

Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

16:12

Effort from the edge of the area by Darren Pratley goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:34

Ross Draper takes a shot.

13:27

Shot by Robbie Blake from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

10:43

Assist on the goal came from Carl Tremarco.

10:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Bolton 0 - 1 Macclesfld Emile Sinclair scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Macclesfield.

8:04

Effort from deep inside the area by Tuncay Sanli clears the bar.

6:01

Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. Elliott Hewitt restarts play with the free kick. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, clearance by Zat Knight. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury.

5:06

Elliott Hewitt sends in a cross, blocked by Martin Petrov. Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Wedgbury, Nathaniel Brown takes a shot.

2:56

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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