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?

“I hope Seth’s story in Pitch Invasion through welcoming two Syrian boys will encourage us all to be kind to our friends, neighbours and visitors wherever they are from.” Tom 

Great way into : KS2 Iron Age Celts & Refugee topics

Published by Barrington Stoke
Available now from your local library.
Buy now bookshops, from Amazon and Kindle.

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


Iron Age history quiz taken based on Defenders: Pitch Invasion here




Video 1 – Researching Pitch Invasion part 1

Video 2 – Researching Pitch Invasion part 2

Video 3 – Refugees in Pitch Invasion

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