Richmond have won a fourth straight AFLW game for the first time and surged into the top eight with a tense four-point victory over Gold Coast.
Emelia Yassir put the Tigers in front with less than two minutes left on the clock at Punt Road Oval on Saturday night when she took advantage from a teammate’s free kick and slotted a goal.
There was more late drama to come when Maddie Shevlin fell awkwardly in a marking contest and was carried off the field with an ankle injury.
Play was held up for several minutes before Richmond hung on for a 3.5 (23) to 3.1 (19) win, forcing a series of ball-ups deep in defence during the final 42 seconds.
“We brought everything out, we put our hearts on the ground and we absolutely smashed it,” Yassir told Fox Footy.
“We all wanted this, we all felt on edge … we wanted to push and show everyone what we are capable of, and we are the mighty Tigers.”