This Inverness Caledonian Thistle side, who have now won three out of three without conceding and sit firmly on top of the SPFL Premiership, were simply brilliant in the first half, their dynamic front four interweaving and swapping positions, causing a bewildered Motherwell defence no end of trouble.
The visitors' found out first- hand what many had already suspected: it is going to be difficult to escape from this ground with any dignity, let alone points, this season. Inverness manager Terry Butcher has his own theory. "When it's windy, we win," he said. "It was windy against St Mirren and we won."
However, he conceded his side's exploits are not entirely down to the weather. "There's a lot of grit and resilience and steel in the team," Butcher said. "That's our new motto for the club. Stamina, steel and style."
Inverness couldn't have started any better. Motherwell captain Keith Lasley conceded a free-kick midway inside his half after just four minutes and Richie Foran got to Graeme Shinnie's delivery ahead of Simon Ramsden, who slipped, to head home.
If the first goal was well-worked, the second was something else. A move which started on the left wing shifted to the right, and a long string of clever passes culminated in Billy McKay - who else? - stabbing the ball past Lee Hollis in the visitors' goal.
Motherwell replaced Bob McHugh and Paul Lawson with Henri Anier and Stuart Carswell at the break and were better in the second half, although the home side remained on top.
Carswell in particular gave the visitors some composure in midfield, breaking up attacks and providing an outlet that had been sorely missing.
But although their second half improvement spared the visitors embarrassment, in truth, Inverness were never troubled. Anier had a volley blocked by David Raven - whose marauding first-half display was curtailed by Motherwell manager Stuart McCall's changes - after a clever chip from James McFadden to the back post.
Vigurs, not much loved by the home fans, was then brought down in the box by Raven but referee Iain Brines' reaction was one of indifference.
Aaron Doran had a couple of chances for the home side, driving into the box and unleashing a powerful shot that was well-tipped round the post by Hollis. Moments earlier, the same player's rising volley had flashed over the bar.
McCall said he had spoken some harsh words to his team at the interval. "And at full-time, too," he added. "I wouldn't say we gave them a goal, because that would be taking a lot away from Foran, but we wanted to settle into the game and we were a goal down after four minutes. We have a lot of work to do."
Next up for the rampaging Highlanders, who will be aiming for four wins out of four next weekend, is a trip to Celtic Park, to face a home side placed uncomfortably in the middle of a Champions League play-off.
"We wish them luck," Butcher said. "But I hope it's the hardest match in the world and Celtic's plane back from Kazakhstan is delayed. Seriously, though, it'll be a great occasion and we want to make it one too."