The Roms took on last season's Premier League runners up on a hot afternoon looking to gain their first ponts of the season.
TNS opened the brighter creating early chances, with Cottingham denying the visitors on more than one occasion.
The Roms defence were kept on their toes throughout the opening 20 minutes. Wootton had a shot drift narrowly wide after beng played in by Meddings playing in midfield this week from her usual forward position.
With both teams playing some fine football chances were falling to both teams without either able to open the scoring.
Devlin and Arnold worked hard down the left but came up against a young and hard working TNS defence.
On 35 minutes TNS opened the scoring after a forward broke through the Roms defence and finished with style.
The Roms replaced Devlin with debutee Preece at half time and the impact was almost immediate with good play between Bennett and Wootton allowing Preece to equalise on 50 minutes, this led to the Roms best passage of play when with a little more accurancy and luck they could have taken the lead.
TNS took control of the game in the last 20 minutes and finally got their winner on the 90 minute mark, after a goal-mouth scramble just two minutes earlier almost gave the lead to TNS. Preece still had a chance to equalise for the Roms but her shot flew just over as the whistle went.