Ashford Albion changed their name to ‘Ashford Town’ in the summer of 1964 so as to better reflect their ambitions of becoming a Senior club. It was at this time that the club adopted the Tangerine and White colours still in use today; partly because this meant that only one new kit would need to be purchased! The fact that several players were Blackpool supporters was also a factor – the club wore solid tangerine shirts and white shorts during this period.
However, the first season under the new name was a difficult one and the link back to Albion was effectively severed in January 1965, when the club resigned from the Hounslow & District League Premier Division, with the place in Division Two originally occupied by the Reserve Team being assumed by a new, single team Ashford.
Having gone back to basics, the club prospered during the following two seasons, achieving back-to-back promotions, which persuaded the Surrey Intermediate League (Western) to admit the ambitious club.