The first-ever AFL Women's QClash has ended in a draw after a frantic final quarter comeback by Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Brisbane led by 15 points at half-time but failed to kick a goal after the break, as the Suns finished full of running to level the scores at 4.4 (28) apiece when the final siren sounded.
Kalinda Howarth was the star of the show for Gold Coast, kicking three of her team's goals, including the final one to level the scores with four minutes remaining.
Howarth, who was in the room when the Suns' successfully bid for its license to enter the league, took a mark from a Jamie Stanton pass and calmly slotted the goal from a tight angle.
The ball was camped inside Brisbane's defensive 50 for most of the final quarter (Gold Coast had a 12-1 inside 50 advantage) as they finished with all the momentum.
The Lions can largely thank Kate Lutkins (22 disposals and 12 marks) for sharing the points as she repelled attack after attack in the second half.
She was awarded the QClash Medal for best player afield.
Emily Bates (24 touches) was one of the catalysts that propelled the Lions to their early lead, while birthday girl Rheanne Lugg kicked the game's first two goals and Nat Grider was also rock solid in defence.
Stanton (15 disposals) continued her good form, while Jade Prejelj blanketed last week's Rising Star nominee Jesse Wardlaw with an exceptional performance.
The result leaves Brisbane unbeaten with two wins and a draw, while Gold Coast now has a win and draw from the first three rounds.
GOLD COAST 0.0 2.0 3.1 4.4 (28)
BRISBANE 2.0 4.3 4.4 4.4 (28)
Gold Coast: Howarth 3, Perry
Brisbane: Lugg 2, Wardlaw, Conway
Gold Coast: Howarth, Prejelj, Dunn, Hewett, Ahrens, Stanton
Brisbane: Lutkins, Bates, Grider, Anderson, Dawes, Arnell
Gold Coast: Nil
Brisbane: Conway (head)
Crowd: 4223 at Metricon Stadium