In stark contrast to what has been an otherwise forgettable Championship season Coventry City ' s Gary McSheffrey will remember last Saturday's 6-2 win over Derby County for the rest of his life.
Not only did the victory alleviate Sky Blues' lingering relegation fears it was also the last game ever to be staged at Highfield Road and, as a local boy, the City striker knew how important the afternoon was to the club.
Coventry move to the 32,500-seater Ricoh Arena next season and now they are sure that the £113 million facility will host Championship football, it's time for a spot of nostalgia.
"It was a great occasion, a great experience," said McSheffrey, who scored twice in a frenetic first-half.
"The atmosphere was awesome really and to win for the fans was just a great ending, it was a great day all around.
" Leaving Highfield Road hasn't really sunk in yet but I think when it does it will be quite sad, but I'm just glad we got a good win for the fans in the last ever game here."
Even during the days before kick-off it was clear to McSheffrey that the day would be a special one - if only because of the media interest.
"We just prepared the same as any other game, the only difference was the big ending for Highfield Road - the media side of it. The manager [Micky Adams] drummed it into us to brush that aside and concentrate on the game, and we did that.
"The first goal was a great feeling when it went in and the place erupted. Emotions explode inside you but when all the goals were going in and all the lads were scoring we were all buzzing, it was just an amazing day for the club."
With an eye very much on the future Coventry chairman Mike McGinnity has urged fans to turn out in their thousands for the opening of the Ricoh Arena.
He has warned that supporters must maintain their loyalty if the club's finances are to remain on an even keel.
He said: "It's sad to say goodbye to Highfield Road but sadness is mixed with a sense of excitement about moving to our new stadium.
"I've had to guide us through some tough financial times but we've gone a fair way to achieving stability.
"Now I hope we can go on to get more success on the field and it's important the fans come down to fill the new stadium as that will help on the financial side as well as with the size of the manager's budget."