Rushall were today reinstated in the FA Cup after Gainsborough Trinity were kicked out.
The Pics have been handed a reprieve after Trinity were axed for fielding ineligible Lincoln City loanee Jordan Thomas in their 2-0 win last week.
Gainsborough are appealing but are unlikely to succeed after failing to provide the FA with registration forms in time for the game.
Rushall, who had questioned Thomas’ inclusion, will now visit Stockport on Saturday in the third round qualifying. “It shows you have to play by the rules,” said boss Neil Kitching.
“We felt a little bit hard done by last Saturday as we felt we played reasonably well and should have got something. To get a second bite of the cherry is good.
“I do have sympathy for Gainsborough because they have been kicked out of a prestigious competition.
“But when you have an amount of loan players in your ranks you need every T crossed and I dotted.”
And Kitching is eager for Rushall to test themselves at Edgeley Park as he looks to cash in on their second chance.
“What a tie,” he said, ahead of tonight’s Birmingham Senior Cup clash with Boldmere. “It will be a great experience for the lads, it’s a great chance to progress another round. Then the big boys from the Conference come in in the next round.
“We will be massive underdogs but it gives us an opportunity and it’s one we want to take.”