The first league match of the season on Sunday 25th September saw Southampton first team up against a tough Farnborough outfit. The fixture saw a couple of players make their debut for the club – Neville Barretto and Becky Pollard.
Spartans got off to a good start scoring the first goal but Farnborough quickly replied and took the lead. The momentum of the game exchanged between sides until half time, when the score was tied at 7-7. The second half began in a similar fashion; until Farnborough scored 5 goals without reply and took the game away from Spartans. Southampton tried to claw back the advantage but the end of the game came too quickly with Farnborough winning the match 18-14.