Crest of Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club

Ashford Town (Middx)

Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Division

Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club, nicknamed “The Tangerines,” is a non-league football club based in Stanwell, Middlesex.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Division, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls Robert Parker Stadium their home ground.

History

Ashford Town Football Club, originally formed in 1958 as Ashford Albion, joined the Hounslow & District League and achieved early success. Renamed Ashford Town in 1964 and adopting their Tangerine & White colours, the club faced initial setbacks but recovered to progress through the league ranks. They entered the Surrey Intermediate League in 1967, and under Frank Reid’s management, won the league in 1974-75.

The club gained senior status in 1990, adopting the name Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC to distinguish itself from a similarly named Kent club. They enjoyed success in the Combined Counties League in the 1990s, eventually progressing to the Isthmian League. The 2000s saw fluctuating league performances, managerial changes, and notable cup achievements.

The 2010s were marked by league transitions, including a return to the Combined Counties League, followed by promotions and cup successes. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 seasons, leading to cancellations and league restructuring. As of the 2022-23 season, former goalkeeper Paul McCarthy assumed the managerial role, guiding the club through a period of change and challenge.