Friday friendly round-up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ledley King made his Tottenham comeback in Friday's 1-0 win over Ligue 1 outfit Nice.
Ledley King made his Tottenham comeback as Spurs saw off Ligue 1 outfit Nice 1-0 on Friday.
A fractured bone ruled King out of this summer's World Cup in Germany, but he lasted 72 minutes from the start against Nice.
Martin Jol's side won the game in the 43rd minute after Lee Barnard guided home Jamie O'Hara's deflected cross.
Jermain Defoe, who also missed out on the World Cup, looked sharp up front while Marton Fulop impressed in goal.
Leroy Lita marked his long-awaited return for Reading by netting four times as The Royals secured a thumping 9-1 win over Didcot Town.
Rangers continued their good form in South Africa following a 2-0 win over Jomo Cosmos.
Paul Le Guen's charges beat a Jomo Select team earlier in the week and now goals from Kris Boyd and Gavin Rae ensured back-to-back successes.
Gers' SPL colleagues Dundee United went down in Denmark 1-0 thanks for former Rangers player Jukka Santala's dipping strike over Derek Stillie just before half time.
Things began well for Crewe at Southport when Luke Rodgers opened the scoring, but The Alex required a late Ritchie Sutton header to secure a 2-2 draw.
Nottingham Forest romped to a 5-0 success over Ilkeston thanks to early goals from Kris Commons, Neil Harris and Kevin James all within the opening 13 minutes of the contest.
A late Colin Kazim-Richards goal rescued a 1-1 draw for Brighton at Aldershot while Aberdeen sunk Bloemfontein Celtics 2-1 in South Africa.
Elsewhere, goals from Jon Parkin, Stuart Green, Billy Paynter and Stuart Elliott gave Hull City a 4-0 success over North Ferriby United.
Friday's friendly results:
Aldershot 1-1 Brighton
Bloemfontein 1-2 Aberdeen
Didcot Town 1-9 Reading
FC Nordsjaelland 1-0 Dundee Utd
Ilkeston 0-5 Nottingham Forest
Jomo Cosmos 0-2 Rangers
Nice 0-1 Tottenham
North Ferriby United 0-4 Hull City
Southport 2-2 Crewe