Eastbourne speedway team put in a poor performance in Manchester last night, losing 55-36.
Only Russian Denis Gizatullin can hold his head high, scoring 13 points.
The Lifestyle Eagles had been targeting a big win to fuel their play-off hopes but Belle Vue held all the aces.
The defeat now puts Eastbourne’s play off hopes in jeopardy.
They ride at Poole on Wednesday with Scott Nicholls replacing Joonas Kylmakorpi (Swedish league play offs) and Ty Proctor taking Lukas Dryml’s place.
Dryml has an important meeting in his homeland.