A hat-trick by Stephen Dobbie helped Queens end the season on a high and send Brechin back to League 2 without a win.
It took 30 minutes for either side to have an effort, Josh Todd sending a long-range shot wide for the visitors before City responded when Dylan Mackin headed inches over.
But the Doonhamers delivered a decisive double blow in first-half stoppage time when first Stephen Dobbie found space to shoot low into the net before the league’s top scorer turned provider to give Lyndon Dykes a simple finish.
Brechin launched a spirited response on the restart but without reward and instead Dobbie increased Queens’ advantage when he linked with Kyle Jacobs before scoring from a tight angle.
Dykes also claimed a second with a deft chip before Mackin’s header rattled the bar.
Dobbie was more clinical when he sent a loose ball into the net but Brechin got their consolation when Isaac Layne squeezed the ball home.