It was a galling and eye-opening reminder to what could have been for Derek Mc Innes and the Aberdeen board who threw £300,000 towards Motherwell for the striker during the summer, the same amount in prize money he guided the Fir Park club too here.
More importantly, though, it sealed their place in the last four of the Betfred Cup against Rangers, and a return to the scene of 1991.
Little over two months on, a bustling Fir Park twisted, shouted and shuddered as their return to the famous old ground was secured with a 3-0 victory over Aberdeen and a performance forged on the graft, resilience and workrate befitting of this steel town.
A town forced to go 26 years without the sight of a trophy to cheer through its streets.
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Lewis again got it, this time diving low to his right, but he couldn’t stop it slipping through his grasp and into the net for the defender's first in Motherwell colours.
Write them off repeating those heroics at your peril.