A frustrating afternoon for Belper Town saw them surrender a lead and three NPL Division One South points to Loughborough Dynamos in a 2-1 defeat.
Belper’s energy and effort paid dividends as they took the lead in the 55th minute.
Dylan Garnett latched on to Birks’ deflected through ball, brought the ball down smartly and finished.
Their celebrations were short lived, however, as Paolo Piliero received the ball 25 yards from goal and smashed an equaliser past Livesey 13 minutes later.
And Loughborough claimed all three points as substitute Tolani Omotola took a pass in his stride, held of his opposite defender and slotted in the winner.