Pitch Invasion

Defenders 3 : Pitch Invasion

ISBN 9781781127315

The past is closer than Nadiya and Seth think …

Seth and Nadiya specialise in solving hauntings at football venues by ghosts from famous historical settings.

A tense Seth is waiting to hear if his mum’s got the ‘all-clear’. But instead of relaxing in Cornwall, Seth is haunted by visions. Heads on spikes – surrounding an Iron Age hill fort to keep intruders away.

When Seth meets two football-crazy brothers  from Aleppo their stories offer him a new sense of courage.  Can he look death in the face and restore calm to the present?

Great way into : KS2 Iron Age Celts

Published by Barrington Stoke
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Read Chapter 1 of Pitch Invasion here 


Defenders is a new trilogy:
Book 1 –  Killing Ground
Book 2  – Dark Arena
Book 3  – Pitch Invasion

Seth and Nadiya specialise in solving ghostly hauntings at football venues, with settings including:

  • Anglo-Saxon village, Yorkshire
  • Roman Amphitheatre, City of London
  • Iron Age Celtic hill fort, Cornwall

And each book ties into a KS2 history theme:

  • Iron Age Celts
  • Roman Britain
  • Vikings and Anglo-Saxons


Video 1 – Researching Pitch Invasion part 1

Video 2 – Researching Pitch Invasion part 2

Setting a story in an Iron Age Fort


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