How do you Melee back after thrown backwards?

This must be something new because when your sprinting and you melee someone usually they go flying off in that direction and then you shoot them to kill you, but these past few games i’ve been playing me and another player will ram into each other with our melee and then they counter react that and instead of going off in the direction i sent them in, they lung back into me and melee me again. I’ve never seen this before untill these last few games. is there a new addition to the same to counter react when someone rams into you, so that you can lunge back at them?

It’s just all timing man… Half the time Spartan Charge causes you to whiff but sometimes you get it right and have a fighting chance.