A mother and daughter duo have starred in recent weeks as Witney Hockey Club move back up to second in the Vitality Women's Conference West after a dominant win.

Goals came from Cita Haines, Millie Hartwell and Chaselea Gatt in a 3-0 win away to Basingstoke.

The Lambs sit four points behind behind leaders Trojans in the table in a pack of four on 12 points with one being tomorrow's visitors Reading.

Chaselea Gatt, the daughter of Lambs captain Katie Gatt, scored her first goal of the season with nine minutes to go.

This came a week after her mother earned Witney a point in their 1-1 draw with Bristol Firebrands.

Both mother and daughter are well-renowned for their drag flicking skills from the set pieces.

Chaselea Gatt said: “I’ve been playing for Witney ever since I was about seven

“It’s been nice playing with Mum and growing through all the teams and playing with loads of different players.

“She likes to shout at me a lot, but I take it in good respect!

“It’s nice because I trust her on the pitch and I have confidence she’s telling me the right thing to do.”

Katie Gatt scored from a penalty corner last week and both mother and daughter are well-renowned for their drag-flicking skills from the set-pieces.

“She inspires me a lot,” Chaselea said.

“So with the drag flicking, she started it, so I started doing it and a lot of her defending I really take on board.

“She uses her body quite well to defend, so I’ve used that as well.

“I take her feedback on board a lot and she’s very good at switching me back into the game if I lose my head a little bit.

“It’s so nice playing with her.”

Haines opened the scoring very early in the second quarter, taking the ball through the Basingstoke defence to score her fifth goal of the season, leading the scoring tally at the club.

And Hartwell added her third of the season just before half-time.

She was put through clear on goal from just inside the opposition half, showing great composure to take it around the goalkeeper and calmly finish.

Speaking on the overall team performance, Chaselea Gatt said: “There were some really nice plays, really good communication on and off the ball.

“A lot of people were talking to each other about the next phase after getting the ball, so as a team performance I thought it was great.”

Describing her goal, she said: “Ellie Norton put a beautiful ball to me from the short corner as I made a lead out of the D.

“I got the ball, came round the outside, top of the D, reverse stick, hit bottom right corner.

“I was quite happy that I’d managed to get it on target and get it off nice and quickly.”

“And she was full of praise for the overall team performance.”

Witney will face Reading at Wood Green School starting at 12.30pm tomorrow (November 17) before the local derby away to Oxford Hawks the following weekend.