Not on Noah's watch.

Gold Coast's young midfield ace Noah Anderson has etched his name into club folklore with an incredible goal after the siren to breathe life into its season with a remarkable two-point triumph over Richmond on Saturday night.

The Suns trailed by 40 points in the third quarter and 28 at the last change, but a furious final quarter charge saw them snatch a 14.10 (94) to 13.14 (92) victory.

The Suns looked gone for most of the night.

But Mabior Chol's third goal with one minute remaining gave them a sniff, and Anderson had a chance to be a hero after Sam Day passed him the ball 45m from goal.

With the siren sounding as he walked in, the former No.2 draft pick drilled his set shot straight through the posts to be mobbed by teammates and send Metricon Stadium into a frenzy.

It levels Gold Coast's season at an 8-8 win-loss record and keeps them in the finals hunt, while denting Richmond's (9-7) aspirations at the same time.

The Tigers will rue missing a host of easy opportunities in the final quarter to put the game away, including a seemingly open goal to Jason Castagna that was smothered by Charlie Ballard in the dying stages.

Jake Aarts and Maurice Rioli Jnr also missed very gettable set shots that would have iced the four points.

Touk Miller was marvellous for the victors, finishing with 27 disposals, 13 clearances and a goal, while Ben Ainsworth (26 and two goals) and Anderson (26 and two) also had huge impacts.

Shai Bolton (29 and three goals) did not deserve to be on the losing team, while Daniel Rioli (31) also had a huge influence.

The Tigers lost power forward Tom Lynch to a hamstring injury early, but it made little difference early on as their power running from congestion overwhelmed the shell-shocked Suns.

The home team led by a goal late in the first quarter, but a classy Bolton crumbing effort followed by two quick goals to medi-sub Noah Cumberland began to flip the script.

Gold Coast's second quarter was arguably its worst of the season.

But somehow they chipped away and chipped away and gave Anderson a chance to live out a childhood dream.

Ballard's heroic smother
While Anderson deserves the headlines for his breathtaking finish, Charlie Ballard will get just as many plaudits from his teammates for a final quarter smother that might have saved the day. With Jason Castagna streaming towards goal and looking like burying the four points for the Tigers, Ballard came from nowhere to launch at the ball and gets his hands on it to deny the small forward a goal.

GOLD COAST             3.3       4.4       8.7       14.10 (94)
RICHMOND                5.3       9.8      12.11    13.14 (92)

Gold Coast: Chol 3, Ainsworth 2, Anderson 2, Day, Fiorini, Holman, Miller, Oea, Rowell, Swallow
Richmond: Bolton 3, Riewoldt 3, Cumberland 2,  Aarts, Edwards, Graham, Pickett, Short

Gold Coast: Miller, Ainsworth, Anderson, Ellis, Ballard, Swallow
Richmond: Bolton, Rioli, Prestia, Grimes, Baker

Gold Coast: Rosas Jnr (hamstring)
Richmond: Lynch (hamstring)

Gold Coast: Nil
Richmond: Thomson Dow replaced Jack Ross (knee)

Gold Coast: Rory Atkins (replaced Rosas Jnr)
Richmond: Noah Cumberland (replaced Lynch in the first quarter)