The original Brentwood Town were reformed in 1965, who themselves replaced a previous team in the town called Brentwood and Warley who disbanded the same year. In 1970, Brentwood Town merged with Chelmsford City and were themselves disbanded, with the ground sold for housing.
This saw a club called Manor Athletic become the most senior team in Brentwood, allowing them to adopt the name of the town. They changed their name first to Brentwood Athletic, then to Brentwood and eventually to Brentwood Town in 2004, with the hopes of reviving senior football in the town.
Following a hugely successful career at Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham and West Ham United, England legend Jimmy Greaves joined the club in 1975. Brentwood became the only club for which Greaves did not score on his debut. In his final game for the club he scored a hat trick against Basildon United to win the Essex Senior League Cup.