Meigle have been handed an unexpected second chance to become Citylets Scottish Cup giant killers.
They square up to Arbroath in today’s second round at Lochlands – despite losing heavily to West of Scotland at the first hurdle.
The Perthshire side were reprieved after it was discovered that West had inadvertently included an ineligible player in their line up.
West, who immediately and apologetically owned up to the mistake, were expelled from the tournament under the rule governing the quota of Scotland qualified players.
The ineligible player had been drafted in to the West side at short notice after a team-mate had suffered an injury the previous day.
Though delighted at their second bite of the cherry, Meigle expressed sympathy to their erring opponents.
As he prepared for the Arbroath challenge, club stalwart Peter Drummond said “It is a bit of a shame. It was a totally unintentional act.
“They were a joy to play against and approached the game in a great spirit.
“In today’s smaller world it is maybe a ruling that could be revised in the future.”
Arbroath had a free ride into the second round following Prestwick’s call-off due to being unable to raise a team.
Forfarshire – conquerors of Watsonians in the last round – return to Edinburgh to clash with Grange.
And Glenrothes’ win against Greenock has earned them a home meeting with holders Carlton.