Motherwell staged a brilliant, stirring comeback but went out on penalties to Hibernian at the quarter-final stage of the Scottish Cup.
Doidge and an offside Irvine put Hibernian on easy street before brilliant replies from Lamie and Watt took it all the way to spot kicks.
O’Hara and Lawless missed in the shootout however, securing a heartbreaking exit.
Graham Alexander stuck with the same starting team which got the job done against Hamilton in midweek. Watt was the only inclusion in the 20, with Dean Cornelius giving up his seat on the bench.
A place at Hampden Park lay in wait but it was the hosts who started the brightest, sending a succession of dangerous balls into the area without success.
The visitors took their time to grow into the match but arguably had the best chances of the half, despite seeing less of the possession.
First, Cole saw a fizzing cross across the face of the goal have no takers, before Campbell’s shot from the edge of the box was parried away by the home goalkeeper.
Lamie also saw a chance go begging when a corner from the left saw him get on the blindside of his marker, but steer his right-footed, diving shot well wide.
‘Well needed to come out brighter in the second but fell behind with eight minutes gone.
McGinn had time to pick his spot with a cross from deep on the right and Doidge rose highest, heading into the right of the net from 12 yards, leaving Kelly with no chance.
Again, ‘Well would have chances. Long saw a shot from the right of the box go across and past the left post, as the introduction of Watt got them higher and higher up the park.
Then, with 11 minutes left, the game would embark on a remarkable series of events.
First, Hibernian made it 2-0. Pinball in the box saw ‘Well fail to clear the lines and when the ball eventually fell to Irvine, who was clearly in an offside position, he steered home and was awarded the goal.
Motherwell refused to give up. Two minutes later, a corner from the right fell to Ricki Lamie, who cushioned his shot into the top-left corner of the net.
Then, with two minutes left, the equaliser arrived.
O’Donnell’s perfectly weighted cross from the right met substitute Watt in the air, who headed brilliantly into the net to take it to extra time.
Neither side could make the breakthrough in the additional 30 and it went all the way to spot kicks, with Hibernian prevailing.