Macclesfield, Cheshire born centre half Sid Scott started playing football with junior club Castle Primitives in 1910 before moving to Northwich Victoria in 1911. After the First World War he joined First Division Manchester City in 1919, making his Football League debut in the derby at Manchester United in October 1919, appearing 14 times in City’s opening post war campaign. However he found opportunities limited and played only twice more in 1920-21 before joining Tranmere Rovers, still playing in the Central League, in 1920.
In 1921 he swapped The Wirral for East Anglia joining Third Division (South) club Norwich City, scoring once in an FA Cup tie against Oxford City in December 1921 in 26 appearances before returning to The Wirral to join Lancashire Combination club New Brighton in the summer of 1922. He subsequently played for Stafford Rangers in 1923 and Altrincham in 1924, the last known club he played at before his eventual retirement.