Woking sign Inih Effiong after striker released from National League side Barrow

INIH EFFIONG has become Woking’s third summer signing after being released from fellow National League side Barrow.

PEN TO PAPER: Inih Effiong signs for Woking – photo by David Holmes, a full set can be viewed at www.wokingfc.co.uk.

Effiong, 26, is a striker that scored once in seven appearances in his time at Holker Street, scoring in the 2-1 win over Tranmere in March.

However, Effiong was released after just six months at Barrow after joining from Biggleswade United, and has now put pen to paper to become Anthony Limbrick’s third recruit.

The striker started off his career with St Albans City in the National League South in 2008, but after a spell at Boreham Wood a year later, he returned to the Saints in the 2010/11.

Effiong has played against Woking before, where he come on as a substitute in St Albans’ 2-0 defeat in February 2011 but was substituted just 27 minutes later in a day to forget for the frontman.

He then re-joined Boreham Wood at the end of the season, where he again faced the Cards, this time playing 85 minutes in the 0-0 draw in August 2011.

The striker only made 19 appearances in Hertfordshire before having spells at Hitchin Town and Chesham United in the lower levels of non-league football.

INIH A STRIKER: Effiong played against Woking in 2011. Photo by Nick Shaw – a full set can be viewed at www.wokingfc.co.uk.

After scoring seven goals in as many games, he returned to Boreham Wood for his third spell at the club in as many seasons, where he scored five goals in 21 appearances.

However, Effiong’s time was cut short with the then National League South side, as he re-joined Chesham United midway through the 2012/13 season and went on to score 17 goals in 81 games.

His time with the Southern Premier League side lasted just 18 months, and joined Dunstable Town at the start of the 2014/15 season, joining his fifth different club in his short career.

The striker notched up six goals in 11 games, before Biggleswade won the race to sign the hotshot, and rewarded them with 16 goals in his debut season to become the club’s top-scorer.

Effiong then made it back-to-back seasons where he finished as the top goalscorer, netting 23 goals which earned him a move to Barrow for his first taste of football in the National League.

He scored one goal in his seven games in Cumbria and was released at the end of the 2016/17 season.

However, the striker makes the journey South to join Woking for his eighth different club, and his 12th different spell at a non-league football club.