Whitford had been shaping as the easybeats of A Grade early in the amateur football season but a stirring home win over high flyers Kalamunda in round five on Saturday paints them as a threat to anyone off their game.
Kalamunda were full of confidence going into the match at MacDonald Reserve after three impressive wins in their debut A Grade season, but Whitford matched them and won by 16 points, 14.11 to 12.7.
Whitford played in a grand final five years ago but fell away, just doing enough to stay in the top division.
Their two wins in the past three rounds puts them in eighth place, putting pressure on Swan Athletic (ninth) and Mt Lawley (bottom) in the fight to stay clear of relegation.
Fremantle CBC had another fabulous win to steal second place on the ladder with a big percentage, behind only the undefeated University. They meet Kalamunda at home this week.
In B Grade, North Fremantle look hell-bent on returning to A Grade after three seasons in the wilderness, flying along on top of the ladder undefeated with a percentage of 192.
Promoted Kelmscott are faring well in second place on four wins, while the two teams demoted from A Grade, Collegians and Maddington, are struggling in eighth and ninth place respectively.
WA Amateur Football League A Grade, round 5
University 9.13 (67) d West Coast Cowan 9.8 (62)
Fremantle CBC 18.17 (125) d Swan Athletic 5.8 (38)
Wesley Curtin 15.12 (102) d Mt Lawley 9.6 (60)
Whitford 14.11 (95) d Kalamunda 12.7 (79)
North Beach 12.13 (85) d Trinity Aquinas 4.5 (29)
B Grade, round 5
Bull Creek Leeming 15.11 d Maddington 12.11
Kelmscott 9.15 d Willetton 9.9
North Fremantle 15.9 d Wanneroo 6.4
Wembley 7.13 d Scarborough 6.6
Hamersley Carine 16.5 d Collegians 6.6